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Full Bread Ahead, The Bakery’s Opening A Restaurant

If you haven’t heard of Bread Ahead then do you even bread?! The bread giants, like the name suggests, will be opening a humungous 220 cover restaurant in Autumn and we’re encouraging you to stop loafing around and go! Wembley will be the new home to the extravaganza that will include a resto, bakery and baking school so, prospective Paul Hollywood’s, this could be your calling! Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served up with highlights including brand new sourdough pizzas, a new house special and new desserts. You’ll still clasp your jaws around Bread Ahead classics such as warm […]

Awesome Afternoon Teas

5 Reasons To Try This New Royal Afternoon Tea at The Shard

The Handbook is a sucker for afternoon teas, at least one of us will be feasting on scones at some point on during the week and don’t get us started on the cream/jam debate. I just started it and as I’ve just been told ‘the Queen puts jam first and so we win’. This time queenie I disagree. Anyway, what we can agree on is that the Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, London’s new Royal afternoon tea is excellent, jam or cream first and here are five reasons you should go. The Theme The rumours are circulating about the imminent […]

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My London: ByRuby’s Top 5 Delis

Ruby Bell, Founder of frozen food delivery service byRuby, is on a mission to make our busy lives that little bit less hectic. Her homemade frozen meals are the answer to those evenings when you don’t want to cook from scratch because you’re just.too.tired but you know you...

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Open until 11th October 2019

Following the success of their annual, sell-out summer event, FriendsFest, Comedy Central UK is returning, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, to launch FriendsFestive, an event celebrating all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.

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8 Hot Cross Bunneries To Visit This Easter

If you like buns, hun then you’ve come to right place because we’ve rounded up all of the best places to get your hands on buns this Easter… and we mean the edible kind, get your minds out of the gutter. Thank us later:...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

‘Tis The (Asparagus) Season!

‘Tis the season! It seems to come earlier each year, you’re walking through the supermarket and suddenly you hear those familiar jingles over the tannoy. Walk down the street and peer through the windows as families gather for the annual delight of decorating the asparagus tree; the shops are chock-a-block with asparagus themed gifts and trinkets and every TV show seems to be an asparagus season special. You put the telly on at 3pm and there’s Queen: ‘My husband and I, have funny smelling piss’. Yes, merry asparagus season each and every one of you. Here’s where to celebrate asparagus […]

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That’s The Spirit(land): The Restaurant Music Lovers Need To Try

A trip to Spiritland was like watching a movie of the making of The Beatles. Lennon, McCartney, Ringo and Starr are seated at a table in their early days bearing mop tops and notepads eagerly scribbling down lyrics to what would later become Ain’t She Sweet! The restaurant, which resides in the 180-seater space that was previously Canteen at the Royal Festival Hall is essentially a dining experience inside a recording studio; another concept from the quirky heads behind  Spiritland in King’s Cross, with its studio and café, and its Headphone Bar in Mayfair. The latest venture opened in February and […]

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Bookings Open Today! Here’s Our Sneak Preview Of Ramsay’s Lucky Cat

It’s the talk of the town, or the city if you will. The big opening. The one-to-watch. The restaurant from the man who loves an expletive and claims his least favourite sandwich is an idiot one. Yes, Gordon Ramsay’s got a new restaurant opening named Lucky Cat in June but we, as the greedy foodies that we are, got to sample some of the offerings ahead of time. Lucky Cat will be an “authentic Asian eating house”  and will replace Maze, the Ramsay restaurant that currently resides in Lucky Cat’s location. Ramsay lived up to all chef stereotypes upon meeting him, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

I’m Gonna Get Freakshake With You, This Easter

Easter, a time to reflect and celebrate on the death and resurrection of Jesus and the saviour of mankind. Which translates as a time to stuff your face with chocolate until you have to be sick in your granny’s downstairs loo. But if you’re going to go in for all the chocolate face stuffing thing, then there’s only one place we want to go, and that’s Maxwell’s in Covent Garden. The American style diner (they take face stuffing to a whole nother level in America) has created an easter feast that’s going to be so filling that you’ll want to […]

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Hotels

The 5* Hotel Rising From the Ashes

If walls could talk then I’d be requesting an audience with London’s hotels. They stand on our streets watching day to day life unfold over the decades, like guardians of our most debauched secrets – they really will have seen it all. One hotel that has had quite the illustrious history is Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London and following its multi-million-pound refurb (and that unfortunate fire) it’s re-opening on Monday with a series of special packages, afternoon teas, cocktails and exhibitions celebrating the hotel’s past. First opening its doors in 1889, the building started as an affluent gentlemen’s club, at […]

Openings & Launches

The Housemates Have Moved: Little Yellow Door Reopens

You know how it is when housemates move; back and forth all night long in your dad’s Volvo (not like that!), as flatpack furniture, boardgames and random items of taxidermy make their merry way from one slightly ragged flat to the next. Well, imagine that on a much bigger scale, as Little Yellow Door, the club that pretends it’s a house party, moves from one location to the next. Set over two floors, the new Little Yellow Door is going back to its roots. Taking inspiration from their first ever flatshare, expect lots and lots low-scale quirkiness, like mismatched furniture, […]

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The New Claridge’s Restaurant Opening Soon

We’re a few steps, and months, closer to Chef Daniel Humm and the team behind acclaimed New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park opening up a brand spanking new restaurant inside Claridge’s – eek! For those of you wondering why Eleven Madison has such celeb status, know that in 2017 it was voted #1 in the world by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. That’s a pretty big deal, like, pretty darn big! Suffice to say we’ve got high hopes for Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara – go get ’em guys! Claridge’s in Mayfair, the restaurant famed for its snazzy Christmas trees, has always […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where To Eat Out In… Southwark

As with many London boroughs the lines are often pretty blurred when it comes to where on starts and the other ends. This time around though, we’re having a plug at Southwark, or that inconspicuous bit by Waterloo, as it might be more commonly known. However, this part of London does in fact...

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