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Top 5 Afternoon Teas

We all love afternoon tea with mini cakes and sandwiches making us feel like giants as we work our way through bite size sweets and savouries. London is always churning out new ways to enjoy this favourite British past time so here is 5 of our must tries!  sketch meets DisneyWhat: The classic...

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The Ritz London goes Alfresco

We’re getting closer to summer which means the temperature should be going up…any minute now…we’ll just keep waiting, because when it does we know where we’ll be headed The Ritz London for alfresco dining.  The restaurant terrace has just opened for lunch and will be daily until mid...

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The Royal Horseguard’s luxury chocolate picnics

Easter may be over for another year but that doesn’t mean that our relationship with chocolate has to come to an end. The Royal Horseguards Hotel has partnered with Hotel Chocolat to create a luxury chocolate picnic available in the hotel’s newly refurbished Terrace. The limited edition...

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Enter The Forbidden Passage

We’re going to let you in on a little secret, (we’re so good to you)  because right now we expect everyone is feeling pretty darn good,  because not only is it Friday but also it’s the start of the Bank Holiday weekend, three luxurious days stretch ahead of us: no work, no commute, just...

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The Savoy Launches Melba Gourmet Takeaway Bar

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love some fluffy pastries, cucumber sandwiches and fresh fruit? We love going into patisseries and finding a great afternoon snack, but sometimes we just want a quick fix and don’t have the time to eat in, whilst perfectly arranging out Instagram shot. Well, fear...

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The Richmond: style & substance in Hackney

New to the Dalston scene is the Richmond, a former and slightly frightening Egyptian themed venue complete with inside tree-houses… Anyway, all that’s been done away with and replaced with a quietly chic neighbourhood vibe thanks to interior decorator and antiques dealer Adam Bray. Duo behind...

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Floridita London Launches Puerto Floridita

Here at The Handbook, we love a summer pop up. For us, they encompass everything that is British summertime – a big fun, quirky party, but one that is tragically fleeting and ends way before we want it to. The iconic late-night Soho venue Floridita is the latest London venue to offer a...

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Masterclass With A Difference at Hampstead Kitchen

Summer is coming up so we’d need to get on the mezze and of the cake to beautify our figures. Which is perfect because The Hampstead Kitchen are hosting an informal mezze masterclass on how to create and present mezze to impress your family and friends.  So to be known in your circle as the...

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Everything’s Changing in Paradise

West London gastropub, Paradise, has appointed Cat Ashton as its new Head Chef to mark the beginning of spring. Ashton was previously Head Chef at Petersham Nurseries, so you know the pub is in good hands. A new chef is not the restaurant’s only recent change, as they have recently debuted a...

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Montezuma: Kensington’s New Club

‘It’s not like walking on to the set of Indiana Jones, don’t worry’ we were reassured when we heard that the latest club to open in Kensington, Montezuma, had an Aztec-esque interior. In fact it is far from it, picture a modern interior with lots of black, gold and marble, it’s sleek...

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