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Award Winning Madrid Bar Lands in London

Did you know that the symbol of Madrid is a bear nuzzling a strawberry tree? That it’s the highest capital city in Europe and it has more cloudless days that almost any other city in Europe? Did you also know that it’s critically acclaimed bar, 1862 Dry Bar is coming to London as part of The...

Awesome Afternoon Teas

Now You Can Eat The Lion King and Drink Hamlet’s Poison

We love it when our favourite things are reimagined as food, we can’t help it we just like eating. And one of our other favourite things to do in London is visit the theatre, so chances are that the Oxo Tower Brasserie’s new ‘Theatre Not Afternoon Tea’, is going to be one of our most...

Things to do Outdoors

Life’s A Beach Over in Fulham

As anyone who recalls their Peter Pan will tell you, the tried-and-tested route to Neverland is second star on the right and straight on ’til morning. OR, you could just wander down the Wandsworth Bridge Road, and Neverland will magically appear in the form of the UK’s least likely...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Secret Shoreditch Bar Set to Relaunch

We might have grown up being aware of the Jubjub bird and shunning the frumious Bandersnatch, but for some of us next month will be frabjous as Richard Wynne, the founder of Callooh Callay has announced that the secret upstairs bar JubJub will be reopening as a members’ space following a dramatic...

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Corinthia Launches A New Afternoon Tea And It’s Exactly What We’ve Been Waiting For

Don’t get us wrong, we love a quirky new afternoon tea! But when the email from this or that hotel arrives heralding their latest tea, themed on Fire Extinguishers or Oversized Sports Direct Mugs (okay, you got me, I’m literally looking at items around me in the office, but that’s...

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Openings & Launches

A Sneak Preview Of Hide, The New Dabbous Restaurant

As Ollie Dabbous double locked the door of his eponymous restaurant for the final time and walked into the sunset, Michelin Star poking out of his cardboard box of possessions, we all knew that he’d be back. Well now he is and in serious style. Welcome to Hide. Dabbous quickly built one of...

Reviews

We Review: Bryn Williams at Somerset House

What? Bryn Williams, the celebrated Welsh chef has just opened his first London restaurant in a decade. And it’s all about the vegetables, without being vegetarian. Rather, it champions vegetables, putting them centre stage not just a mere side dish, with meat and fish taking to the wings.New?...

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Reviews

Critics’ Choices: Everywhere We Reviewed in March

Pancake Day fell early this year, with all it’s batter-ey fun and flipping madness. But with it came a slew of Lent resolutions, from one team member giving up sugar to my re-instigation of the ‘no thirds’ diet. As a result we all cut back on our restaurant reviews, hence so few...

Openings & Launches

London’s Next Hotel The Principal Opens

Back in 1898, Charles Fitzroy Doll (what a name) designed a hotel at 1-8 Russell Square and now 120 years later it is reopening at The Principal. The 334 bedrooms and suites have been designed by Tara Bernerd & Partners and The Principal in-house team, with each one featuring custom-made beds...

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Travel

19 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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