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This Is What A £6m Private Dining Room Looks Like

It turns out that you need more than a couple tins of Farrow and Ball and a happenin’ Pinterest Board to create a sensational dining room. Laurence Llewelyn Bowen get in the bin, this is a real makeover! Scott’s, in Mayfair, fish restaurant to the stars, has just dropped a smooth £6-mil on their private dining room. The not-so-snappily named Platinum Arowana Room comes with an illuminated floor made from semiprecious stone agate, light fittings from Lalique and sumptuous glass panelled walls. As you dine, make sure your chat is on serious A-game because all but the most punchy of ‘dotes is going to […]

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6 Of London’s Best Vegan Freakshakes

Long gone are the days where vegans have to opt for the tap water at a restaurant. Veganism is a craze that’s become a global phenomena, with celebs even advocating the plant-based lifestyle. But you haven’t got to just eat rabbit food. Oh no, vegans too can enjoy a milkshake or two!...

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Out-Of-Town Restaurants Worth Getting An Uber To

When Samuel Johnson declared that “The man who is tired of London is tired of life”, he clearly hadn’t taken an Uber to L’Ortolan in Reading. Uber is changing the way that we travel, meaning that it’s quicker and more convenient for four people to ride-share to...

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10 Of The Coolest Restaurants In Manhattan

The Big Apple and the home of Liberty, literally, she’s standing there in the harbour (or ‘harbor’ as they insist on misspelling it), Manhattan is the beating heart of New York City and, a cultural behemoth and a financial centre to rival London. It’s one of the most iconic...

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Everything Negroni Going On This Summer

At The Handbook, we’re all for new quirky cocktails spots with bizarre flavour combos. But we’re also the first to admit you can’t go wrong with a classic, and let’s face it the Negroni is the holy grail of all cocktails. With 2019 marking the 100th anniversary since the...

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The Airbnb Of Food Launches In London

Uber is the world’s biggest taxi firm, but doesn’t have any taxis. Airbnb is the planet’s largest hotel chain, but doesn’t own a single hotel. Alibaba is the biggest retailer, yet it doesn’t have any shops. So when food.social say they plan to be the world’s biggest restaurant chain without owning any restaurants, maybe we should sit up and listen? The new app launching today, aims to connect people through food, bringing together hosts and guests to enjoy all kinds of food experiences. Entrepreneur David Harriott is leading food.social’s UK launch. After successfully setting up his own events and property companies, he […]

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The Roaring Twenties Arrive In Cannes

Grab your heels darling, we’re headed to Cannes! Mr Gatsby invites you to step onto the dance floor for one of his notorious parties as The London Cabaret Club heads to the legendary Carlton Hotel, Cannes. But get your passport and feather boa ready quick as it’s for a limited time only! From June 17th until July 13th, The London Cabaret Club takes over the five-star hotel as the entertainment partner exclusively for one month. The Carlton residents and visitors will be transported back to the roaring twenties for a themed dinner and show, of course, in keeping with the […]

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Rooftops and Terraces

Have We Got Summer Terraces For You?

As much as we adore London’s cosy, traditional pubs seeped in history, there comes a time when an al-fresco Aperol spritz triumphs, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favourite London terraces, for a classier night of inebriation. Summer, we’re ready! The Perrier-Jouët Champagne Terrace at Harrod’s Harrod’s, the quintessential British shop, if you’re a tourist at least (if you’re a local, Sainsbury’s is probably more quintessentially British), and now they’ve got in on the terrace action, launching The Perrier-Jouët Champagne Terrace. The outdoor terrace, set on the fourth floor of the iconic building, facing South West to maximise […]

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In Fulham No One Can Hear You Screen: Beachside Cinema Opens

Life’s a beach if you live in Fulham, what with the tube and gridlock come Chelsea matches. But while it might be London’s least imaginative place to live, there’s nevertheless no shortage of fun things to do in the borough that’s not quite Chelsea, and top amongst them has to be Fulham Beach. So prepare to be transported to a Jungle Beach Paradise on the shores of a distant desert island (AKA Fulham, just next door to the concrete works). Seemingly edging away from its previous Neverland branding in a post-Michael-Jackson-being-acceptable world, Fulham Beach is now rocking a Jungle Theme […]

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Don’t Say Neigh To Riding House Café

Riding House Café; I’d heard the name drifting off many a London dwellers tongue but I myself was yet to visit. The time to go seemed apt upon an interview with the new Made in Chelsea cast, all of which name dropped the Fitzrovia fave. Plus, a peruse on Instagram informed me that Radio 1 DJ Greg James and entourage had attended the evening before to sit snug in a booth and chat music. So, off I trundled through a bustling Oxford Street, the crowds reflective of warmer climes boosting the capital’s population with enthusiastic bag shoppers and camera snappers. Riding […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Father’s Day In London

Father’s Day is often brushed aside and forgotten about while everyone rigorously plans out elaborate celebrations for next year’s Mother’s Day. Dads are the ones who fork out lump sums when we’re running low on rent…again. And try endlessly to get us to support their...

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