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‘Tis The (Asparagus) Season!

‘Tis the season! It seems to come earlier each year, you’re walking through the supermarket and suddenly you hear those familiar jingles over the tannoy. Walk down the street and peer through the windows as families gather for the annual delight of decorating the asparagus tree; the shops are chock-a-block with asparagus themed gifts and trinkets and every TV show seems to be an asparagus season special. You put the telly on at 3pm and there’s Queen: ‘My husband and I, have funny smelling piss’. Yes, merry asparagus season each and every one of you. Here’s where to celebrate asparagus […]


The 5* Hotel Rising From the Ashes

If walls could talk then I’d be requesting an audience with London’s hotels. They stand on our streets watching day to day life unfold over the decades, like guardians of our most debauched secrets – they really will have seen it all. One hotel that has had quite the illustrious history is Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London and following its multi-million-pound refurb (and that unfortunate fire) it’s re-opening on Monday with a series of special packages, afternoon teas, cocktails and exhibitions celebrating the hotel’s past. First opening its doors in 1889, the building started as an affluent gentlemen’s club, at […]

Openings & Launches

The Housemates Have Moved: Little Yellow Door Reopens

You know how it is when housemates move; back and forth all night long in your dad’s Volvo (not like that!), as flatpack furniture, boardgames and random items of taxidermy make their merry way from one slightly ragged flat to the next. Well, imagine that on a much bigger scale, as Little Yellow Door, the club that pretends it’s a house party, moves from one location to the next. Set over two floors, the new Little Yellow Door is going back to its roots. Taking inspiration from their first ever flatshare, expect lots and lots low-scale quirkiness, like mismatched furniture, […]

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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 totally and utterly raving about the latest opening that has arrived in Borough joining the other outposts including BAO Soho and BAO Fitzrovia, XU Teahouse and Restaurant, as well as the original BAO BAR stand which remains at Netil Market. Oh, and did we mention it has a karaoke room named BAO […]

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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 the Mayfair staple. Inside lies Theo Randall, a restaurant tucked away from the marble floors and chandeliers of Intercontinental London Park Lane’s main drag. A quick aperitif chosen from a busy collection of ‘build-your-own’ Negroni offerings saw us seated in the elegant dining space, which is certainly not somewhere you’d don a Timbaland or trainer. The restaurant, which has been […]

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Losing Your Veganity: The Definitive Guide To London Vegan Hangouts

London’s culinary scene is positively bulging with vegan restaurants at present, illuminating just how popular the plant-based way of life has become in recent years. Restaurants galore are popping vegan goodness on plates, from jackfruit tacos to plant-based fried “chicken” – and...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Lights, Camera, Restaurant: Film Locations You Can Eat In

You’ve seen it on film, now you can eat there. London is one of Hollywood’s most popular go-tos for filming. Partly down to its incredible architecture, iconic locations and picture-perfect views, but mainly because of the generous tax breaks. Either way, here’s where you can eat...

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10 Of New York’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Everything’s just that little bit more romantic in New York, isn’t it? Maybe we’re all just lusting for a Ross and Rachael style romance whenever we think of the Big Apple, but either way whether you’re anxiously planning the perfect first date or well into the honeymoon...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Where To Watch The Boat Race

Are you light blue or dark blue? Are you Oxford or Cambridge? It’s time to pick a side and cross fingers it’s the winning one. This weekend the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race takes place, and assuming you’ve not got academic skin in the game, you’ve got to choose which colour you’ll be wearing in support you’ll also have to think about the best spots for you and your mates to cheer on your favourite boat. Don’t be daunted The Handbook has comprised a list of the best riverside pubs for you to take in the race, drink, eat and […]

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