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Aqua Nueva
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Film And Food At Aqua Nueva

Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar is a legend in the industry, having directed classics like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Volver and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! And now he’s a legend at Aqua Nueva where he’s going to be immortalised in a special menu in his honour. Coinciding with the BFI London Film Festival, Head Chef Yahir Gonzalez will be presenting his new menu to bring to life the most iconic scenes and characters from Almodóvar’s films. For instance, guests will be able to enjoy dishes like a palate cleansing gazpacho inspired by Women on […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

GREY GOOSE Presents Pour L’amour du Chocolat at The Roof Gardens

This Wednesday Grey Goose are presenting the most luscious evening of the season with their event, Pour L’Amour Du Chocolat. The luxury vodka brand will be teaming up with the capital’s other much-loved past-times in the form of a chocolate celebration with Master Chocolatier Paul A. Young, and immersive open-air cinema with Rooftop Film Club. Pour L’Amour Du Chocolat is an event that combines pretty much all of our favourite things – vodka cocktails, a mountain of chocolate, and Jonny Depp romcoms – at The Roof Gardens in Kensington. Already a hot-spot for its gorgeous green spaces overlooking the lights […]

Openings & Launches

West London’s First Ball Pit Bar Launches At Eclipse

Much has changed since our eight year old selves could merrily fling themselves into a large container of plastic balls, fearing no consequences. Luckily for you, the South Kensington Club Eclipse remembers these happy days too and has announced its plans to inject the fun back into adulthood with the launch of their brand new room, The BALLR. The BALLR Room will feature an array of live entertainment, as well as infamous cocktails and yep, you guessed it: West London’s first adult ball pit. Much like the ball pit of old, the BALLR room will still belong to the cool kids; Eclipse will be […]

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The Spa of Unconscious Desires

Brace yourself for a spellbinding evening that will have you dropping your preconceptions (and probably your jaw) when you encounter the totally unconventional spa experience that is The Spa of Unconscious Desires. In honour of the London Design Festival, Mondrian Hotel is partnering with design aficionados Bompas & Parr (Bompas & Sparr would have been better but you can’t have it all) to offer guests a selection of micro-treatments centred around bespoke design objects, immersing them in a new interpretation of beauty and relaxation. Not your typical Tuesday night affair, this one will really spa-rk your imagination. Mondrian’s Agua Bathhouse […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Restaurant Tech Live Comes to London

If you work in the restaurant and bar industry then you need to check out Restaurant Tech Live. Coming to ExCel, London in September its Europe’s largest exhibition dedicated to the emerging technology and services that are redefining the food and drink world and keeping London at the forefront of this scene. Whilst at The Handbook we tend to tell you just about the fun stuff, the bottomless brunches and the secret parties, it’s easy to forget all the logistics and technology that goes into making these places run. At the show, spread out across six conference halls will be […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Wanderlust 108: The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon

Ever fancied doing a triathlon but found the prospect too daunting? We can relate. It takes some serious hard work, and well, maybe we just enjoy Sunday brunch a little too much. Enter: Wanderlust. They produce the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, and they’ll be bringing Wanderlust 108 to Victoria Park this September. Wanderlust 108 is the world’s only ‘mindful triathlon’, and for us average folk, the only doable one! The signature triathlon involves a 5k run (or walk), a 90 minute outdoor yoga class and a guided meditation – see what we mean! Triathletes will also be […]

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Elvis On Tour The Exhibition

Elvis is alive! He also loved eating squirrel, was a black belt in Karate and owned the first VCR in America. Some of those statements are true but we’ll leave it up to you to decide on which ones. What is definitely true is that Elvis is touring again! Well the memory of him at least as Elvis On Tour The Exhibition opens at The O2 on 3rd November, marking 40 years since Elvis’ (supposed) death. The O2’s previous Elvis exhibition in 2014 and 2015 was so popular that over 200,000 people visited to see a real glimpse into the […]

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Restaurant Tech Live
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Restaurant Tech Live Comes to London

If you work in the restaurant and bar industry then you need to check out Restaurant Tech Live. Coming to ExCel, London in September its Europe’s largest exhibition dedicated to the emerging technology and services that are redefining the food and drink world and keeping London at the forefront of this scene. Whilst at The Handbook we tend to tell you just about the fun stuff, the bottomless brunches and the secret parties, it’s easy to forget all the logistics and technology that goes into making these places run. At the show, spread out across six conference halls will be […]

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The Ampersand
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The Ampersand’s Private Cinema

Whilst we’re all for autumn evenings spent on our sofas binging on Netflix series, if there’s a chance to hire our own private cinema then we know which one we’d definitely take and this autumn, The Ampersand hotel is doing just that. From the 4th September until 6t November, the South Kensington Hotel will be showing iconic films that are inspired by the five central concepts at the hotel – botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy. So, for music you’ll be able to see La La Land, for botany there’s The Jungle Book and for ornithology – Fantastic Beasts and […]

Openings & Launches

The Jones Family Project Launch Cocktail and Vinyl Pop-Up

The Jones Family Project have just launched a new pairing pop-up, except they aren’t matching cocktails or wine with food – they’re matching cocktails with music. In a tribute to vinyl, which has actually had quite the revival, they’ve created nine cocktails to be matched with nine different albums. Their first menu will see the likes of Abba paired with an Absolut Cosmopolitan, Frank Sinatra with Jack Daniels on the Rocks and Elvis Presley with a Peanut Butter Sandwich, naturally. The pop-up is available now until the end of September and you can book it for free for you and […]

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