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All Aboard The Tanqueray Express For The Ultimate Gin Experience

What’s likely to get us Londoners more excited than a gin experience? A 1920s gin experience. Yep, the roaring twenties and the juniper-based spirit get us giddy and this winter our excitement levels will be tipping over as Tanqueray will be hosting a uniquely curated gin experience with...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Dandelyan Crowned World’s Best Bar… Then Closes Down

London may have the world’s best bar, but catch it while you can because it’s shutting down! Dandelyan, the acclaimed cocktail bar on the ground floor of Southbank’s Mondrian Hotel, has been awarded the accolade of World’s Best Bar just two days after announcing that it would be...

Best Brunches

Doing Porridge: Oats So Many Spots For A Decent Bowl

Tomorrow is World Porridge Day! The dish is the quintessential breakfast, the only Scottish national dish that doesn’t involve offal or deep frying and it’s the perfect dish to start off your day. Yes, you can boil a kettle and douse your oats in the office, but why not  head out and...

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Openings & Launches

The Igloos Are Back! Everything You Need To Know

When is it officially winter? When the clocks change? When Slade comes on the radio? When Coca Cola’s ghastly ‘holidays are coming’ ads air? No, we measure the season of goodwill to the moment that Coppa Club open their infamous igloos. And you’d better grab some eggnog...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Celebrate World Animal Day… By Eating Them Here

It’s World Animal Day today, so we’ve decided to take the initiative and round-up some of our favourite places to eat them. Whether you’re jumping to eat some rabbit, or if you’re after a chicken that isn’t foul, we’ve got all of the udderly best animal-feasting...

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Openings & Launches

David Beckham and Guy Ritchie Have Bought a Pub

From Idris Elba opening up a cocktail bar, to Usain Bolt’s Track and Records restaurant, it seems like big celebs have got a little too much time on their hands… (not that we’re complaining!) I mean, next David Beckham and Guy Ritchie will join forces and buy a 3- million-pound pub in Notting...

Awesome Afternoon Teas

5 Teas To Try This Autumn

At The Handbook we’re basically afternoon tea whores. Point us toward a tea and we’ll hoover it up. Bottomless? No problem, we’ll find that bottom. So we’re always watching, eagle-eyed, for any afternoon teas on the horizon. So here are a handful we’re pretty excited...

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Openings & Launches

The Return of One of Knightsbridge’s Most Beloved Hotels

Once the home of actress Lille Langtry and the place of Oscar Wilde’s arrest, Knightsbridge favourite, The Cadogan Hotel is set to reopen following its closure back in 2014. Returning at the end of the year as the Belmond Cadogan Hotel, it’ll feature 54 rooms and suites, a new restaurant by a...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Coffee Day: 5 of the Best Coffee Shops

With the advent of a new month also comes National Coffee Day! That said, it seems like every day is National Coffee Day for us brits, what with our constant flow of e-mails and diaries bursting at the seems. The day also conveniently falls on a Monday, a day that – more than any – we...

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Fashion & Beauty

Fanny Steaming And 5 Other Reasons To Hate Gwyneth Paltrow’s Notting Hill Pop-Up

There’s a new pop-up that’s somehow made its way across the Atlantic and onto Westbourne Grove without anyone batting an eyelid. Welcome Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s oh-so-nutty shop. If you’re looking for ground-zero of vaginal steaming, 24 karat gold dildos and endless goats...

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