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Top 6 Fitness Events

5 fitness and food clubs in London 2015 is the year of eating clean, getting fit and thinking about our health in general. From Deliciously Ella and Madeleine Shaw to Honestly Healthy and Hemsley & Hemsley, it’s not just clean eating cookbooks and blogs that are a focus, but fun fitness as well – think disco-inspired spinning classes, rooftop yoga with a view and fashionable running clubs. And a few savvy restaurants have noticed the trend, teaming up with different gyms and studios to offer exclusive healthy brunches, lunches and supper clubs. We’ve rounded-up our pick of the best below: […]

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Nine Adam Street Reopens

Some people strongly believe that being in places where significant stuff has happened can have an effect on your own fortune. So for example, living in the former house of a murderer could turn you psycho or going to the same clubs as the TOWIE cast could turn you into a Z lister. Here at The Handbook, we’re not entirely sure what to make of such beliefs, but we do love a venue with a colourful history – and Nine Adam Street, the latest innovative venue space to be launched by Blank Canvas – has that in spades. Once one […]

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Street Food Masterclasses at L’atelier des Chefs

Just like afternoon tea and drinks after work, Londoner’s love of street food looks like it is set to stay. There are festivals, awards and numerous articles all dedicated to it, and many of London’s top restaurants now start off as street food vendors. So it only seems fitting that we get a chance to dabble in it ourselves.  Cookery school, L’atelier des Chefs is now giving diners the chance to learn how to create their own street food, with some street food masterclasses this summer. Every day at 1pm you can master a classic street food dish in a […]

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Paradise Garage Opening In Bethnal Green

There are a lot of different ideas about what ‘paradise’ is…some will tell you it’s a religious haven, others will say it’s lying on a sunny beach, but here at The Handbook, paradise equals tasty food, good drinks and a great atmosphere. Lucky for us then, that Robin Gill and his team (who are the people behind The Dairy & The Manor in Clapham) are launching a new restaurant venture on Paradise Row, appropriately named Paradise Garage. The venue will be built inside an old railway arch, giving it a cool retro vibe and the service promises to be relaxed […]

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5 Of The Best Delis In London

Everyone loves a picnic, but in recent years, the standard of picnic-ing appears to have dropped. If, like us, you get fed up of your friend Instagramming ‘picnic in the park’ with their supermarket meal deal and have to resist the urge to scream ‘that’s not a real picnic!’, then you need our guide to ‘5 Of The Best Delis In London’, to make the perfect picnic. We’re talking wicker hamper baskets, soft blankets and plenty of cheeses and meats from the best delis in London. Check out our guide to them below and step up your picnic game!

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Pop down to POP-Down at Cuisson

Everybody loves a bit of pop, whether it be the cheesy S Club 7 kind, or the fizzy coca cola kind. Pop is fun and fleeting, or in the case of Steps, scarring. Pop-ups are just as much raucous fun and are pretty much guaranteed to be enjoyable. One promising pop-up is POP-Down, a brand new interactive dining concept, which was created by luxury gastronomy experts, Cuisson. The pop-up promises to deliver inventive, high-end dining at affordable prices, with a menu that is full of surprises. The menu at POP-Down comprises of four extraordinary courses along with a signature Cuisson […]

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Lights Out Party At Kettner’s

We’ve all heard the tales from our grandma about good old wartime spirit and how life was so much better when everyone grew their own veggies and knitted their own socks. While we at The Handbook are perfectly happy living life through our iPhones and buying ready meals (sorry gran) we don’t mind a bit of a throwback every now and then, so we’re super excited for the next ‘Lights Out’ event at Kettner’s! For this event, the upper two floors of Kettner’s will be transformed into a fun-filled celebration of wartime London after dark. A wartime inspired ‘Home Front […]

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Quaglino’s introduces: The Giovanni Gin Garden

As big gin fans here at The Handbook, we have to admit that Quaglino’s new ‘Giovanni Gin Garden’ installation really couldn’t be more appealing but unlike our casual Friday night post-work excuse G&T, Quaglino’s is going that one step further (well several steps). Aptly named after the original owner, Giovanni Quaglino, this hidden Mayfair gem has been transformed into a garden perfect for summer. Forget your run-of-the-mill fag ash filled, beer scented gardens, The Giovanni Gin Garden provides an opulent experience that cannot compare. Expect pergolas wrapped in emerald vines, glowing lanterns and lilac wisteria silk hanging around your shoulders. Imagine the scent infusions […]

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Ippudo Opens 2nd Restaurant

With a restaurant already in Central St Giles, Ippudo have just launched a second venue in Canary Wharf bringing a taste of tonkotsu ramen to the city. The menu will see a reinvention of traditional Japanese dishes such as Tori Kaarage and Crispy Gyoza alongside new dishes including Taki Gyoza and anchovy and salted kelp Hiyayakko.   Of course they’ll be signature dishes too in the form of Shiromaru Classic and Akamaru Modern A seasonally changing ramen menu will keep things fresh and means that can keep going back without eating the same thing and we know how much everyone loves […]

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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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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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