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Openings & Launches

Read All A’Bao It: Bao Borough Has Opened!

We’re so excited about this May opening – eek! For those who don’t know, BAO is the famed Taiwanese restaurant that took London by storm with its funky, animated steamed buns that have lit up our social feeds and taste delicious. It’s no surprise therefore that people are...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

More Than IKEA Meatballs: 16 Of London’s Best Scandi Restos

If you thought Scandinavia was all about vikings and flat pack, you’d be wrong. There’s Volvos, rotting herring and Scandi-noir boxsets too. There’s also an increasingly popular cuisine that’s taking London by storm. So load up your long boat, grab a handful of whatever...


Here’s Why You Need To Check Out Theo Randall’s Restaurant

Union Jacks and red telephone boxes aside, Intercontinental London Park Lane is a total shrine for quintessential Britishness. As the former playground of Queen Elizabeth II, what with the hotel’s location being her former childhood residence, there’s a certain grandness encompassing...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Where To Watch The Boat Race

Given over 99% of the public weren’t privileged enough to attend either Oxford or Cambridge, and then only small proportion of those rowed competitively, it’s a little odd that the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race somehow evokes such strong passions. Maybe it’s the wry amusement of...

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Openings & Launches

The New Claridge’s Restaurant Opening Soon

We’re a few steps, and months, closer to Chef Daniel Humm and the team behind acclaimed New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park opening up a brand spanking new restaurant inside Claridge’s – eek! For those of you wondering why Eleven Madison has such celeb status, know that in...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where To Eat Out In… Southwark

As with many London boroughs the lines are often pretty blurred when it comes to where on starts and the other ends. This time around though, we’re having a plug at Southwark, or that inconspicuous bit by Waterloo, as it might be more commonly known. However, this part of London does in fact...

Best Brunches

The Hair of the Dog Rooftop Brunch

Savage Garden is taking ‘hair of the dog’ to the next level by actually bringing dog hair to brunch. No this isn’t Goop’s latest way to achieve eternal youth although if you had told us that it was, we wouldn’t be surprised, rather Savage Garden is launching a new dog brunch that will...

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Shangri-La Launches a Sky High Royal-Tea

Chances are you don’t have a spare £150,000 to splash out on your baby shower like Meghan Markle’s pals, you probably don’t have the maternity wardrobe to match either, just saying. But before you throw your toys out of the pram, we have some good news. Sky high, Shangri-La Hotel, at The...

Openings & Launches

The Stafford Is Launching Its First Independent Restaurant

This is pretty big news, The Stafford London has announced that it will be launching its first independent restaurant project this year. Following the opening of The Game Bird back in 2017 and the relaunch of  the American Bar last year, the new restaurant, in a first, will not be housed within...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

East London Girl’s Top 10 Restaurants

She’s racked up close to 40,000 followers on Insta due to her in-the-know restaurant knowledge, whirling off recommendations left, right and centre across her sprightly blog and social media platforms, and now the oh, so popular East London Girl shares with The Handbook her Top 10 East...

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