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Bureau Club Opens

Tucked away in the heart of Soho, Bureau Club London is a Private Members’ bar and boutique nightclub bringing together established names and bright young things from all over the capital and beyond. Launching officially in October 2008, the intimate venue operates as ‘members’ only in the truest sense of the word. Gone are the rigid door policies, velvet ropes and burly bouncers: instead the gates to its sumptuous surroundings open with the touch of your membership card on a discreet, hidden door. Bureau Club’s in-house technology registers which members are in the House, automatically adding your preferred music to […]

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Character & Cocktails 2008

Grey Goose is once again celebrating Character with its Grey Goose Character & Cocktails 2008 public party in London on Thursday 23 October 2008. Following the sensational success of last year’s Grey Goose Character & Cocktails party, Grey Goose is joining forces with David Furnish and the who’s who of the celebrity world to create their dream home bars and cocktails in benefit of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. This year Grey Goose Character & Cocktails is back with a dazzling list of celebrity guests from the world of fashion, art, design and jewellery including: David Furnish, Patrick Cox, Theo […]

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Our Christmas Guide

It’s time to think about your Christmas party….. No one has ever put together a successful party with just the aid of ‘Google’. Fact. So if you are that unfortunate person deemed sensible and mature enough to organise the Christmas party do not fear. The Handbook have given you some helpful hints to reduce your work load, having carefully selected some of London’s best venues to host a party. No one wants their office party in the Bucking Bronco cowboy themed bar, nor do they want to be in a sweaty karaoke haunt……… So whether you're looking for an exclusive […]

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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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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Vendome Mayfair

Just off Green Park, close to Mahiki, should be the perfect spot for a nightclub.  However, this particular corner appears to be cursed.  It seems countless nightclubs have opened up home here only to be packing their bags soon after.  So will Vendome stand the test of time?  This will be their second venture, with another venue already in Walton Street but Vendome, although managing to create a successful line, seems to have failed with this one.  Off to an inauspicious start, everyone was left waiting while last minute technical difficulties were settled.  Ushered quickly to a nearby bar for […]

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Vendome Mayfair

September this year will see the launch of Vendome nightclub in Mayfair, located on the site that was formerly Pangaea. Following the success of the award winning Vendome, Walton Street, which won best new bar at the London club and bar awards 2008 consultant Freddie Frampton embarked on a design mission with the legendary and truly original interiors guru Paul Daly to resurrect the dance floor. Vendome has been created to induce patrons back on to the dance floor and revive the atmosphere of the clubs of old with people from all walks of life partying with abandon under one […]

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Inamo

Inamo, an innovative pan-Asian restaurant and bar that features virtual menus navigated via table top projections, as well as sophisticated audio-visual ambience control, will open this September on Wardour Street in London’s Soho. At the core of the Inamo concept is an interactive ordering system. Diners order from an illustrated food & drink menu, projected in front of them onto a table surface with a touch sensitive panel. Each table in the ground floor, 62 cover restaurant, has its own projector, housed in a differently designed cocoon. Customers can choose from a range of animated appearance settings creating a virtual […]

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Johnnie Walker

Exclusive access to the Monaco Grand Prix and teeing off with professionals at the Johnnie Walker Golf Championships are experiences that even the wealthy amongst us can only dream of…until now. Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky, synonymous with luxury, rarity and craftsmanship, has produced the ultimate Christmas gift for those who enjoy the finer things in life – The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Diary, By Appointment Only. This unique diary contains invitations for three once-in-a-lifetime experiences, allowing you exceptional access to these events, as well as a concierge service that will arrange a series of Blue Label events […]

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Mahiki Rum

Rum is the drink of the moment and Mahiki has jumped on the band wagon. The world famous Mayfair club, has created its own range of premium rums in an attempt to tap into the fast growing market for exotic cocktails.  Mahiki's blend of rums was created by Papa Jules, who manages the tiki themed rum bar at the Mayfair club. Each blend of Mahiki rum has its unique flavour. Distilled, blended and bottled in Barbados (the world's oldest rum producing island) the line consists of three different rums, Mahiki white rum, Mahiki Gold rum and Mahiki cognac cask rum. […]

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The Connaught Bar

August marks the opening of the Connaught Bar at the newly restored 110-year-old Connaught Hotel in Mayfair. The intimate 54-seat bar, which has its own distinctive entrance on fashionable Mount Street, has been created to offer a perfect blend of the finest cocktail bar traditions of the past, coupled with new ideas and innovations for the future. This has also been reflected in the design by David Collins who has built a reputation for seamlessly interweaving design past into an elegant present. The Bar menu offers guests access to a handpicked selection of some of the most exclusive vintages and […]

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Visionaire

The new issue of Visionaire pushes the limits of paper with an issue devoted to pop-ups.Visionaire, the limited-edition art and fashion publication, collaborates with the House of Krug, creators of Prestige Cuvée champagnes, on a new issue themed SURPRISE. Visionaire 55 SURPRISE features intricate pop-ups by Sophie Calle, Andreas Gursky, Cai Guo-Qiang, Steven Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Alasdair McLellan, Steven Meisel, Guido Mocafi co, Nicola Formichetti/Gareth Pugh, Sølve Sundsbø, and Mario Testino. Executed by renowned paper engineers, the issue astonishes viewers with moveable images, three-dimensional scenes, and surprise reveals. The pop-up folios are housed in a dark purple cloth-covered case with […]

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Get drenched

Britvic has re-launched its drench water brand with high profile campaign from CHI & Partners. The new campaign communicates the benefits of water for mental hydration using the tagline 'Brains perform better when they're hydrated – your brain is 75% water, stay drenched', and uses imagery from Gerry Andersons Thunderbirds. The advert has already proved a hit as a 'viral' on the internet with over 250,000 views on YouTube. The brand launched in 2006 to retail outlets and new campaign is to support the 'take home' market with the product becoming available in multi-packs from leading supermarkets. The bottled water […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Fish & Chips in Chelsea

A Chippy on the corner. This is not your normal greasy little English ‘Chippy’ down the road. Far from it. This is the new Tom Aiken’s restaurant, Tom’s Place. Right in the heart of Chelsea, just off the Kings Road on Cale Street where Tom Aiken’s seems to be slowly taking over with now three restaurants with in nearly a 30 second walk is his new addition. It’s the perfect place for good relaxed all British food and this is one of the main aspects of the restaurant. All-British. Everything on the menu is sourced in the United Kingdom from […]

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