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There’s Something New Happening in the Prosecco World

Champagne might be seen as the crème de la crème but it’s Prosecco that has captured the hearts of Londoners and most of the female population. What else would we drink at brunch? What else would we drink to celebrate, to commiserate or just because? Yes, there are other drinks, let’s not...

Openings & Launches

Don’t Miss White City House, It Looks Amazing

Not a week seems to go by without another Soho House opening, so eyebrows remained entirely un-raised at the news that White City House is coming in just a fortnight’s time. Which is probably unfair, because it looks like it’s going to be a stunner and deserves way more attention than no doubt...

Things to do Outdoors

The First Terrace Of Summer Arrives

Look out of the window right now and I can guarantee that you’ll be looking at a wall of grey sky. Grey on grey. But imagine, if you can, clear blue skies, people walking past not wearing scarves and bobble hats. Umbrellas banished, and champagne flutes bandied. Where would you want to be?...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Cocktail Maestro Salvatore Calabrese Heads to Brown’s

Cocktail maestro Salvatore Calabrese has just taken up residency at the Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel following on from the success of his December pop-up. The bar has reopened following a complete redesign by Olga Polizzi and Inge Moore. The pair have created a glamourous space that emphasises...

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London Shell Co is Celebrating 100 Years of Women Having the Vote

To mark the centenary of women’s right to vote, London Shell Co are hosting three evenings where some of London’s strongest female foodies will be taking over the kitchen and no this is not the time for any terrible women/ kitchen jokes… Taking place on the 11th, 18th and 25th April, chef...

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Openings & Launches

The Michelin Star Restaurant Coming To King’s Cross

Coal Drops Yard, in King’s Cross, is to play host to the latest instalment of Barrafina’s seemingly unstoppable expansion. The group, which already has a Michelin Star for their Soho outpost, is set to launch their new canal-side restaurant later this year. And to spice things up a bit...

Openings & Launches

The Hero of Maida Saves Maida Vale

The Hero of Maida, is not an unlikely superhero* but a new pub (formerly the Truscott Arms) opening at the end of this month. Part of the Harcourt Inns collection, it follows the Three Cranes in the City and The Coach in Clerkenwell and will be modelled on traditional French bistros. So it’s...

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Openings & Launches

Duo Behind Mr Fogg’s and Cahoots Launch 3 New Bars

Stop the press! Important bar news just in! Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling, the founders of Inception Group, have just announced that they are launching three new bars to join Mr Fogg’s Residence, Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour and Mr Fogg’s Tavern! All inspired by the intrepid explorer, the...


17 of the Best Hotels Near London

Here at The Handbook we spend most of our time focusing on all the best hotels London has to offer (that’s pretty much a full time job in itself) but what if you want to escape London for a weekend? We have rounded up 15 stylish/historical/grand (delete as applicable) hotels all within...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

It’s Strictly Bangers at Salon

This week sees the launch of Strictly Bangers, a night of top wine and top tunes. Taking place monthly at Salon’s newly opened wine store, some of London’s top sommeliers including Mattia Bianchi of Berber & Q and Mat Roberts from Westerns Laundry will be bringing their best bottles to the...

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