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The New Sky-High Club Opening in Green Park

The View, it’s in the name. The new club atop The Athenaeum is all about the cityscape that it looks over. Formerly the hotel’s penthouse where the likes of Kim and Kanye have stayed, the new club features floor to ceiling windows that give uninterrupted views out across Green Park, St James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. Expect to see #viewfromtheview on a feed near you coming soon. Open to guests of the hotel only the club will serve complimentary tipples along with nibbles from Galvin at The Athenaeum as well as hosting a series of […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

London’s Sexiest Private Members’ Clubs

Behind many an unmarked door in London lie the secret havens of the capital’s most exclusive crowd. Home to celebrities, royalty and millionaires alike, there are over 50 private members’ clubs in London, so the question is – which is the club for you? Luckily, The Handbook has already done the legwork; so whether you’re looking for glamour in Mayfair or culture in Chelsea, here’s our handy list of 15 of the best private members’ clubs that London has to offer. Quo Vadis What: Sophistication and Fine-Dining in the heart of Soho Soho’s Quo Vadis is housed in a former […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

The Top 13 Places For Christmas Time Day Drinking

We admit it – drinking in the daytime has a bad reputation. But if brunch has taught us anything, it’s that a drink is actually pretty welcome around lunchtime. In the summer, day drinking means lounging in a sunny beer garden with an ice-cold pitcher, while in the winter it’s an excuse to get cosy with a warming bottle of red wine. And since you’re not drinking before bedtime, you probably won’t get a hangover either. Here are some of London’s best bars and pubs for day drinking:

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The 18 Most Instagrammable Festive Restaurants

Instagrammers, get your fingers at the ready, hold down your camera button and get snap happy at these marvellous London locations that look even better than usual as they’re spruced up by Santa’s elves and given some wow-worthy festive makeovers.

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Reviews

The Biggest Sticks ‘n’ Sushi Has Opened… And It’s Soy Good

The weather outside might be frightful, but what better place to hide than the brand new Sticks ‘n’ Sushi on the King’s Road? This trip to the Danish groups’ latest venue, which opened up in October, was literally a “come rain or shine” ordeal. Scarf wrapped around my eyes, posing as a really rather awful umbrella, I ran, sodden, into the restaurant, somewhat taken aback by the sheer luxe of it all. Did someone say sushi o’clock? Well, even if they hadn’t I was having my full endorsement of it, no questions asked. Despite having an abundance of restaurants in their […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Turkey Not Your Thing? Check Out These Alternative Christmas Feasts

Tired of turkey? Starting to feel like a pig in a blanket? Finally had enough of stuffing? Then it’s time for a change and London’s restaurants are here to deliver. From Indian twists on Christmas classics to vegetarian banquets and platters of sushi, here are some of the best alternative feasts this Christmas: Indian Accent Having opened at the end of last year, Indian Accent has survived its first twelve months and is back with a Christmas menu that puts Executive Chef Manis Mehrotra’s spin on the classics. Dishes include turkey tikka meatballs and cumin maple Brussels sprouts, as well […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The 17 Hottest New Restaurant Openings

As always, an abundance of restos have opened up this month, proving October isn’t all about Halloween but also about idyllic food spots of all shapes and sizes. From a buzzing Italian in Redchurch Townhouse which charms families for candlelit gatherings, to The Wright Brother’s with their seafood offerings, oh…a nd finally we welcome a Mrs. Fogg’s (better late than never, eh?!). Whatever your food fancy, there’s something for everyone!

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 of the Best Pasta Restos

Today is the day we celebrate one of the things we love the most: pasta. It’s the savoury staple food of Italian cuisine that we come home to after a Daniel Powter “bad day”, and the food we huddle around tables for with groups of friends over candle light, red wine and DOLMIO! With the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily, it’s without a doubt pasta is part of our lives in a big way (whether you love it or you hate it!). So, from spaghetti to tagliatelle here are some of the best places to enjoy the much-adored […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Winter Terraces We’re Obsessed With Right Now

We admit it – drinking in the daytime has a bad reputation. But if brunch has taught us anything, it’s that a drink is actually pretty welcome around lunchtime. In the summer, day drinking means lounging in a sunny beer garden with an ice-cold pitcher, while in the winter it’s an...

Celebrities & Influencers

Our Favourite Influencer And Celebrity Owned Restaurants

The celebrity hangout has always been with us- after all, famous people need somewhere to stumble out of in the wee hours as much as the paparazzi waiting for them need a place to hang about outside of. But what happens when the celebrities decide to venture to the other side of the kitchen doors?...

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Openings & Launches

Under The Influencer: Insta Star Opens Cannabis Restaurant

It’s World Vegan Month, and vegan influencer Loui Blake has jumped on the back of a great opportunity, opening an instagrammable restaurant in Fitzrovia with all the pastel tones your feed is thirsty for! Kalifornia Kitchen will welcome one and all on the 26th of November, as a venue as experimental with its food as with its name, serving CBD lattes in following with the latest proliferation of CBD-based food and drink. There will also be signature dishes of Beetroot Puree on sourdough with avocado rose and Burrito Bowls with black beans, sweet potato and more on the menu. The sexy […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

There’s Nothing Grimm About The Ivy’s Gingerbread House

OK, The Ivy, we’ve got to give it to you…this is pretty darn sweet (like, literally)! The Chelsea Garden restaurant will transform into a  life-sized Hansel and Gretel-esque gingerbread house for the festive period. Can you eat it? Well yes actually! And whilst this could be deceived as a tad unhygienic, fear not; you won’t actually be taking bites into the walls of a resto next to other gingerbread fiends, but will instead have the opportunity to munch on edible sweet treats from the windows. Sure to be one for the gram, there will be rock candy, sweets and candy canes […]

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