If you thought bookclubs were just middle aged women sat assessing the merits of the latest E.L.James ‘novel’ over white wine then think again, and head to Cookbook Club at Craft London. Don’t worry, there should still be white wine. Organised by Craft London’s Stevie Parle and Head Chef George Upshall, the latest book club will welcome the founders of Prawn on the Lawn, Islington’s favourite seafood restaurant. Rick and Katie Toogood established Prawn on the Lawn in 2013 as a seafood bar and fishmonger and later extended it out into a restaurant. Their debut cookbook, ‘Prawn on the Lawn: […]
The problem with ‘Netflix and chill’ is that sometimes you really do just want to watch Netflix. And chill. But with so much choice, it’s easy to be stumped as to what to watch next. If you’ve binge-watched to the end of Breaking Bad, what do you do next (rhetorical question – Better Call Saul is what you do next)? Or what happens when you realise it’s another two years until the final season of Game Of Thrones? That’s a lot of time to fill. Well we hear you, and so we’ve asked around The Handbook office and put together […]
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 […]
Did you know that London has over two hundred theatres? How are you meant to choose which show to see then? It’s certainly tricky, but don’t worry, from flexible fleas to ghostly women, we’ve rounded up eight unmissable shows to see at the theatre. We’ll leave the getting tickets up to you though.
Us: “Pssst wanna hear some sheekey secrets?” You: “Hell yeah, what’s a sheekey?” Well…the historic West End restaurant J Sheekey is launching a series of informal discussion evenings. The events will be centred around some of theatres most revered luminaries, and yes you guessed it, they’ll be spilling their secrets about the highs and lows of their careers. It’s a chance to get the inside scoop on some of your favourite stars of stage and screen. The opportunity to get to know your heroes on a real level in a relaxed atmosphere. Join these thespians for an intimate dinner, and […]
London loves a market. It’s the perfect way to spend a lazy weekend morning, buying street food, perusing the shops and sipping on coffee or cocktails. This spring, there’ll be a new market to join the likes of Borough, Maltby and Columbia Road: Mare Street Market in Hackney. Taking over the ground floor of the former Hackney council building, Keltan House the market will be home to the divine combination of food, coffee, records, a podcast studio, and now a florist all under one roof. The space offers a wonderful opportunity for people to experience and visit a variety of […]
Every year we say to ourselves, this is our year. Well, to make sure your 2018 gets off to the best possible start, The Handbook is giving you all a little homework in preparation. We urge you all to have a listen to our top ten inspiring TED Talks. Hopefully they will enlighten you a little at the very least, and inspire you to make some impressive changes in 2018. Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are In this talk Amy Cuddy unlocks the secrets behind our body language the messages we are exposing and telling the world, often […]
For the first time ever The Dalston rooftop is opening its doors. Owned by a charity, the Winter Roof Park will be running throughout winter adding a unique dimension to London’s nightlife. Special events are scheduled throughout the run up to Christmas and to welcome in the new year. Nestled amongst the victorian rooftops of Hackney, with a view over looking London’s skyscrapers the new venue is Dalston’s only rooftop open to the public. The once forgotten space has been transformed into a mini Eden, over flowing with flowers and fresh turf growing under foot. Watch the bass shake the […]
Are you feeling a little rushed off your feet? Is life getting a little hectic in the lead up to Christmas? Do you need a little zen in your life? If you have just spent the last three sentences vigorously nodding your head in despair then look no further. This month Xylem and Phloem have curated the perfect workshop for you. Somehow they have managed to combine yoga, brunch, and floristry into one harmonious afternoon. You will appear from the workshop with a glow bigger than the sun itself, so full of happiness and a sense of well-being. The fitness […]
Amongst all the mince pies, carols and mulled wine, Christmas is actually rather a good time to get creative. Have a go at creating a wreath, bake a yule log, get fancy with your decorations; it’s not all about eating and drinking. With this is mind Mondrian London are hosting a series of Christmas workshops. Make the most of your Monday (4th December) with skincare brand Soveral who will be providing a masterclass in how to use essential oils for your health and immune system, the perfect rescue remedy for the party season and cold weather. You’ll then get to […]
N.B: We can only accept booking enquries with a budget. We guarantee to negotiate the best rates on our members behalf.