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Bar That Inspired Agatha Christie, Returns

To visit Flemings is to experience history in the present. As the hotel approaches its 170th birthday the hotel bar, Manetta’s, has been restored to its 1930s splendour. Reviving the hotel’s golden era, when Manetta’s was a favourite hideaway for scholars of literature and the arts, the...

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16 Vegan Places to Book Now

World Vegan Day on the 1st November kicks off a whole month of animal-friendly celebrations created in 1994 to raise awareness for the meat and dairy free lifestyle. With so many restaurants offering tempting options we created a list of the top 10 places to enjoy plant-based food; perfect for...

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The Carnaby Street Christmas Carnival

Christmas baubles and disco balls, turning the shopping experience you dread, into a party you’ll remember. Not all of us love Christmas shopping, and many of us are left battling desperate crowds on Christmas eve trying to convince ourselves that a shoe horn is an acceptable present for Aunt...

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Where To Celebrate Day Of The Dead

Hallmark may have been busy commercialising the diary with Fathers’ Day, Valentines Day and even Boss’s Day, but for some reason they missed a trick with Death Day. Fortunately the Mexicans were more savvy and Dia De Los Muertos, Day Of The Dead, has long been a national holiday where...

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The Ultimate Eclair Shop Opens In Soho

If a profiterole’s the way you roll, or if you’re there at the drop of an eclair, then the news that Maître Choux is coming to Soho will set your patisserie-loving tastebuds alight. It’s been 2 years since the world’s first choux pastry specialist opened in South Kensington. Since then...

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017

This year’s list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants has seen some exciting changes. Most notably Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana (Italy) has been squeezed off the top spot by Eleven Madison Park (New York, USA). The full-scale renovation and redesign obviously having...

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Former Strip Club Turns Smokehouse

Once a ‘family run strip club’ (mind boggles), the White Horse in Shoreditch has now gone and been replaced by Smoking Goat, a second venue for the Soho Thai barbeque bar. Ben Chapman, Brian Hannon and Head Chef Ali Borer will bring their expertise from Soho to bear in this exciting new venture...

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A New Mahiki Opens in Kensington

London’s clubs are going through a bit of a rocky patch – you’ve got the iconic South Kensington club that’s set to become a fast food joint, you’ve got exclusive Mayfair clubs dropping like flies and even The Handbook’s favourite ski chalet inspired haunt has bid us farewell. In this...

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The Original Igloo Pop-up Returns

This is one igloo where you won’t have to fend off polar bears or go ice fishing if you want to eat. Instead a friendly waiter will pop over and take your order and penguin definitely isn’t on the menu. Coppa Club, between London and Tower Bridges, launched the famous PVC igloos last year and...

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Film And Food At Aqua Nueva

Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar is a legend in the industry, having directed classics like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Volver and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! And now he’s a legend at Aqua Nueva where he’s going to be immortalised in a special menu in his honour. Coinciding...

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