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Vodafone London Fashion Weekend: Fashion’s Biggest Pop-up

How’s that New Year’s resolution going? You know the one that you set to be more put together, to not wear the same outfit twice, maybe three times in a row and to reintroduce yourself to your make up bag when hungover?  Doesn’t matter if you haven’t stuck to it all the time, but the week you do need to try, is London Fashion Week and in particular Vodafone London Fashion Weekend (26th February – 1st March). Taking place once more at Somerset House and organised by the British Fashion Council, Vodafone London Fashion Weekend is four days of shopping, industry […]

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Trader Vic’s Tiki Cinema

So the sun might be a distant memory as you wonder if you will ever be warm again, but the guys down at Trader Vic’s are doing their best to keep spirits up by bringing a taste of the tropics to London with the launch of a Tiki cinema. Tiki cinema, you ask? Yep. This Hawaiian film experience will take place at their newly refurbished bar in the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, kicking off with all-time favourite Jurassic Park on 12th January. Tickets include a complimentary cocktail and cinema-goers can sip on a tropical tipple (we suggest a Mai […]

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Our Guide to… Top Celebrity Entrepreneurs

When it comes to picking out rising stars, we often look for those described as having “the triple threat”: all singing, all dancing and really rather beautiful. However, in recent years, in a bid to secure longevity, we have noticed that a lot of these stars have added another threat to their list: intelligence. Who says you can’t have it all. Yes, it would seem that increasingly celebrities are using their fortunes for good, taking on an Apprentice-like air and starting up some oddly successful businesses. With that in mind, we have put together a list of our favourite celebrity […]

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Kindred, West London’s most exciting members’ space, has teamed up with The Handbook to exclusively offer one lucky winner a complimentary brunch + guest and a three-month membership, which includes: Two floors of co-working space including The Library for quiet working, lounge space for meetings, phone booth for private calls, and a members bar to order food and drink Targeted introductions and weekly members networking to grow your business Weekly events such as Monday morning Coffee Club, meditation on Tuesdays, 60 seconds networking Wednesdays, and river walks on a Thursday Opportunity to showcase your work in their newsletter to 2k+ […]

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Sunday night cabaret

It’s time to take Sunday night  by the horns and squeeze every last drop out of the weekend and no we’re not suggesting you have a boxset marathon or takeaway feast, no instead something a little more sophisticated, more glamourous with more  je ne sais quoi – we’re talking cabaret. That’s right, Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London have recently launched their bi-weekly Sunday evening cabaret nights. Hosted by Dusty Limits who is at the forefront of the new cabaret scene,  the bar will welcome the likes of Vicky Butterfly, Coco Dubois and Laura London to perform alongside cabaret trio led […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The ever changing Carousel

Carousel, on Blandford Street Marylebone is one restaurant you can never get bored of. Why? Because the chefs are constantly changing, with different residencies happening every couple of weeks or so, blink and you’ll miss one. Recent collaborations have included Selin Kiazim, Javier Rodriguez and Tommy Forster and guess what? They’ve just announced the chefs that are joining Ollie Templeton, resident chef and co- founder in January.  Kicking things off is Uyen Luu,  food writer, chef, the founder of the acclaimed Vietnamese Supper Club (and comes with a personal recommendation from Jamie Oliver!) before the talented Henrik Noren takes over […]

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Our Guide to… January Discounts

As ever after Christmas, it is likely we’ve all had a shift in pounds, far too few in our wallets and for too many on the scales. But you needn’t despair, as we have created a handy guide of restaurant, bars and venues who have kindly discounted their prices to help easing us into the brand spanking new year a little easier. 25% off Champagne Afternoon Tea at Boyds While some of you may be detoxing, some you of may still be (rightly so) enjoying the finer things in life, nothing against the vegetables of the world but we just […]

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Our Guide to… January Discounts

As ever after Christmas, it is likely we’ve all had a shift in pounds, far too few in our wallets and for too many on the scales. But you needn’t despair, as we have created a handy guide of restaurant, bars and venues who have kindly discounted their prices to help easing us into the brand spanking new year a little easier. 25% off Champagne Afternoon Tea at Boyds While some of you may be detoxing, some you of may still be (rightly so) enjoying the finer things in life, nothing against the vegetables of the world but we just […]

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Openings & Launches

Bao: From stall to Soho

If you’ve visited Netil Market then chances are you’ve come across Bao – the 6 seat bar and market stall. Well now they’re upping sticks and opening their first permanent restaurant on Lexington Street, Soho this spring.  Run by Erchen Chang and siblings Shing Tat and Wai Ting Chung, the team will also be supported by Karam, Jyo and Sunaina Sethi; if you recognise them it’s because they’re the family behind the likes of Trishna, Bubbledogs and Lyle’s – a good foundation! Taking inspiration from Taiwan, China and Asia as well Xiao Chi or ‘small eats’ restaurants from Erchen’s hometown […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Jenius Social’s Supper Clubs

Jenius Social over in Islington are all about being sociable and preparing and eating great dishes – as they say creating connections through food. And how better to do that than with a supper club? And when better to do that than during the bleak months of January and February? Exactly. So it’s just your luck then that they have two such supper clubs coming up! First up on 23rd January is Chef Guan’s Malaysian Nyonya Pop-up.  As the name suggests it’s hosted by Chef Guan, the food writer behind ‘The Boy Who Ate the World’ and contestant from Channel […]

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It’s not all lads, lads, lads at Cafe Football

Footballers Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville have left stereotypes of dingy old man pub where men are typically seen watching sports and transformed it into an upmarket sports bar in Westfields Stratford. A burger and pizza restaurant mainly, Café Football has dedicated one side of the venue to a bar which serves, amongst other things, delicious cocktails. While it may not be girl friendly, looking around we are quite obviously in the minority, it is by no means an intimidating space to enter. The theme of football runs strongly throughout the venue and obvious care has gone into every aspect […]

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The Handbook’s Guide to Detoxing

Christmas is over, New Year’s Eve is over, your hangover may or may not be over and you haven’t quite decided if you’ve had enough chocolate and roast potatoes.  Alas now we’re into January and it’s time to dust away the cobwebs, clear your head and get detoxing with super healthy food, spa days and even a cocktail or two. Here is our guide to detoxing this January: Aloe Vera Mocktails at Arch London Coconut water, hybrid cakes, popcorn and salted caramel were all big players in the 2014 food trends, but we predict that 2015 is going to be […]

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Openings & Launches

Top Restaurants Opening in 2015

The New Year is finally here and rather than making and breaking resolutions, we suggest that you use 2015 to make foodie ones- the first being adding all the new 2015 openings to your diary! Let’s be honest, there is nothing fun about giving something up, so why not take something on by checking out the newest haunts in London. Not sure where to start? Never fear, The Handbook has surveyed the scene and picked out the best new culinary delights hitting the capital next year. Grab your diary and start adding them to your 2015 bucket list. Sky Garden […]

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