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POPUPALOS at The Jam Tree Clapham!

A good pop up is a bit like a one night stand…fun, commitment free and never sticks around long enough for you to get tired of it. So luckily for you, The Handbook is bringing you all the details on a new summer pop up that is sure to leave you satisfied. The Jam Tree Clapham is a venue known for its fun and innovative pop-ups, like their quirky painting pop-up. The pop-ups always respond to the current trends of the moment and the latest is no different. At a time when Greek food is more popular than ever in London, The […]

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Dirty Martini Opens in Islington

Not so long ago we were telling you that Dirty Martini was moving down south and over to Clapham, well now they’re heading north to open their seventh venue. Transforming a former XOXO on Islington’s Upper Street the new Dirty Martini, will be the first in the north and will follow the design of the other venues but with its own individual quirks; turquoise banquettes will sit alongside smaller tables with high bar stools, large mirrors will adorn the walls, it’ll be glamourous, sophisticated a mix of colours, textures and all of which makes it the perfect after work pit-stop […]

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Dinner In The Sky

A few decades ago, Hollywood science fiction films predicted what millennial life would look like…hover boards, self-tying laces and shiny silver jumpsuits were just some of the predictions made. We all like to look back and laugh at these films, until you realise that some of the predictions weren’t that far off. Just look at that floating restaurant suspended mid-air over London…yep, we’re not lying. London in the Sky returns to London this September, with a brand new location and chef line up. Now located by the iconic vistas around Tower Bridge, the restaurant is suspended 25 metres from the […]

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Brunch on a Rooftop

A weekend without brunch surely isn’t a weekend at all. It’s the only reason we’ll get up when we’re hungover, the light at the end of the tunnel when we’re cycling the stresses of the week out in our 9am spin class and the only way to set us up for a day in London. Joining the brunch scene is the Radio Rooftop Bar at ME London, brunch on a rooftop, yes please sign us up now. Sink back, soak up London’s iconic skyline and sip on Bloody Mary cocktails. They have a DIY Blood Mary station with over 30 […]

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Lundenwic at Covent Garden

When you’re in university, and are up all night trying to finish an essay, coffee is introduced in to your life. Now, years later, it’s pretty much a permanent morning fixture. Luckily enough, we are hardly in short supply of coffee shops in London, but sometimes it’s nice to forgo the big chains and enjoy some speciality coffees from smaller businesses….you know, stick it to the man and all that. Located in Convent Garden, Lundenwic is a new food and speciality coffee shop, set to open at the end of July. The shop is named after one of the original […]

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Percy and Founders Launch Summer Menu & Outdoor Terrace

The great thing about summer is the chance to sit in the sun, soak up the rays and have a drink and laugh with friends. However, with so many places to choose from in London, it’s hard to know where to go. This sunny season, we’re recommending Percy and Founders, who are celebrating the summer with the launch of a refreshed all-day menu, as well as unveiling a stunning new outdoor terrace for you to drink the summer nights away on. The refreshed All-Day menu, overseen by Executive Chef Diego Cardoso, features simple dishes for starters, such as English Asparagus […]

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Prosecco Popsicles At Mews Of Mayfair

Cracking open some champers, or ‘popping bottles’ as people who are cooler than us like to call it, is one of life’s little pleasures. There’s nothing better that hearing that ‘pop’ sound and knowing of all the fun to follow. However, now that it’s summertime, our glass of Prosecco tends to be replaced with a cool, refreshing ice lolly. We can’t hold something in both hands like a peasant, so it’s tough to make the decision between Prosecco and ice pops. Well The Handbook readers, Mews of Mayfair has solved all of our problems with the launch of their cracking […]

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Opera and Dinner at The Ritz

Here at The Handbook we don’t need a reason to get dressed up and sip on champagne like water but if we did, then you can’t do much better than the opera and it’s just our luck that The Ritz is hosting an evening where we can do just that. One of London’s most iconic landmarks is hosting a ‘Dinner with Opera’ this August to revive our country’s lost love of opera and (not-so-lost love) food. Starting in the stunning, intimate and elegant surroundings of the William Kent Garden, a drinks reception will take place. But go steady on the champers, […]

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House of Suntory launches The Hibiki Japanese Harmony Bar

Remember the days when a Barcadi breezer was enough to satisfy your needs at a house party? Well, now you can actually get into bars and your tastes have definitely matured. You’re now a hard-core drinker of gin and whiskey and laugh in the face of your younger self. So why not indulge in a WORLD FIRST sensory whisky-drinking experience? This July, the House of Suntory Whisky launches the Hibiki Japanese Harmony Bar at Soho Revue, London. Hibiki Japanese Harmony Bar is a sensory, immersive experience that showcases Hibiki Japanese Harmony. Londoners are invited to escape the horrors of the […]

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The World’s Healthiest Snack Box?

So normally we talk to you about afternoon tea and Champagne and pop-ups and they are some of our favourite things, but every so often you need to mix it up a bit, which is why when we were sent our first Tribe box we knew we had to tell you about them.  For many years, running was not a part of The Handbook’s vocabulary, but then we all hit that point in life where we just couldn’t get away with our hedonistic (read: boozy) lifestyles without exercising. Now, several of our team have enrolled in gruelling gym classes, signed […]

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Mommi Opens in Clapham

Opening this month is MOMMI, a Japanese Latin raw bar and grill which is set to bring the upbeat vibes of South America, the elegance of Japan, the vibrancy of Miami and the eclecticism of Venice Beach a little closer to home – to Clapham to be exact. The cuisine will be influenced by both Japan and Latin communities and will focus around raw, fresh and healthy plates most of which are gluten and dairy free. Taking centre stage will be MOMMI ceviche and Nikkei Chirashi Sushi as well as hot dishes from the robata grill. Expect to find the […]

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The Good Egg To Open

This August will see the opening of The Good Egg in Stoke Newington, bringing a taste of Tel Aviv, California and Montreal to East London. Friends: Joel Braham, Oded Mizrachi, Alex Coppard and Myles Broscoe have spent two years cooking in market stalls and at street feasts from KERB to street feast and now they’re opening a permanent site in a Grade II listed building on Stoke Newington Church Street. The menu is inspired by their childhoods and travels, luckily for  us they had a more interesting dishes as youngsters than we did, a menu of mash potatoes and baked […]

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