Oscars season is just around the corner and, as a result, our list of ‘must-see films’ has just trebled. Luckily these cold, dark nights justify taking a couple of hours out of our day to cross a couple off. Sacrifice a couple more hours on a Sunday and make an evening of it. The Curzon cinema King’s Road boasts the largest screen outside of the West End and as well as the big names (The Danish Girl, Joy and The Revenant, we’re looking at you) they show a selection of independent arthouse films. For the whole of January, Curzon Chelsea […]
January is often a fairly disruptive month. We’re dragging ourselves back to work/back to the gym/out of our pyjamas and brunch is one of our weekly highlights, keeping us optimistic throughout the cold, dark week. By the time Sunday comes we have checked the menu online about five times so if brunch has remained a vital part of your January routine, check out our pick of the best (healthy) brunches to keep disruption to a minimum.
Believe it or not, Summer is upon us. The weather may be somewhat deceptive, but this is the time to show off that ‘Summer bod’ you’ve been working so hard to achieve all year. It’s tough not to get too enticed by endless BBQ’s and bottomless brunches, after all, eating is one of our favourite things to do! Fear not, though! We’ve cooked up a list of London’s healthiest brunches to give you a little health-spiration this summer:
In 1895, architect G Harold Elphick designed an opulent bath house in Bishopsgates and housed a Turkish bath, for the discerning gentleman about town. After it closed in 1954 it went on to be a Turkish restaurant, pizzeria, bar and even a night club. Having survived the trials and tribulations of the last 121 years, the now Grade II listed building, stands proudly as a gem of Middle Eastern design amongst the modern, towering glass blocks. It now belongs to the event connoisseurs, Camm & Hooper and they’ve joined forces with Russell Sage Studios to refurbish and reopen the Victorian Bath […]
January is a bit of dividing month isn’t it? You have those who are on the ‘Dry January route, the New Year the New Me road, the cutting back the alcohol’ group. Then you have the ‘January is miserable, I might as well enjoy myself, what harm can another cocktail do?’ group. Well this guide has eleven of the best cocktails for January, whether you want mocktails or healthier cocktails – cheers!
It’s always an exciting thing when two greats are reunited i.e. Bill & Ted, and now former colleagues Tom Aikens and the Typing Room’s Lee Westcott have come together for one blissful night of cooking magic. The pair will introduce a 5 course menu, created by them, where they explain the skills involved in creating the Modern European dishes. The two chefs first met at Tom Aikens’ eponymous two Michelin-starred restaurant, where afterwards saw Lee Westcott travel around the world and working with Jason Atherton before coming back to the UK to become Executive Chef of the hugely successful Typing […]
We at The Handbook like people that do their own thing, write their own story, lead their own path, so while everyone around you may be clutching to bottles of juice as they try to cleanse their weakened liver, we say to hell with that! And so does Brown’s Hotel as they have created a trio of absolutely not alcohol-free ‘Dry Cocktails’ available throughout January. The drinks comprise of Dry Cooler blends Aperol, soda water and Galanti Prosecco Extra with a dry citrus roundel garnish, Dry Dry Baby, Petit Chablis, soda and lemon and grapefruit bitters served over ice. Last on […]
You know when something’s going to be good if last time it was a sellout. That is the case here, with the latest supperclub at celeb favourite North London hangout Paradise by Way of Kensal Green. Autumn’s sellout Game supperclub demonstrates the popularity of their events, as does the range of popular foodies who have hosted in the gastropub including Deliciously Ella, Hemsley and Hemsley and Amelia Freer. This time they are staying a bit closer to home, and in control of the menu is head chef Cat Ashton. Heavily inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, Cat is hosting this one-off […]
New Year, New Me those dreaded words that litter our Instagram and Facebook feeds, normally accompanied by someone holding a protein shake or a picture of feet in trainers as they head off the to the gym at some unearthly hour. But this time we think we have one that you will like, because Clapham favourite, The Railway Tavern has gone under a refurbishment to start 2016 with a new look. Downstairs will have contemporary décor mixed with vintage and industrial elements, you’ll find mismatched leather sofas alongside reclaimed church pews and wooden stooling; whilst the colours are warm and […]
Following on from its soft launch Mayfair café Spring Workshop is now fully open; serving up good coffee and good deeds. Spring Workshop isn’t your average café , it’s using its new position in the Mayfair area to do a little bit (well a lot) of good and engage the local community and encourage social mobility. Talented individuals will be offered employment and apprenticeships and any one, from any background can take up work experience. Even the profits and tips will go to charities that work on building social mobility. Alongside poet and community champion Karl Lokko, Spring Workshop will […]
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