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6 of the Most Festive London Ice Rinks

Winter isn’t Winter until you’ve layered up 3 pairs of socks, dug out your novelty pom pom beanie and glided onto the rink. If you agree with us that ice skating in London is an essential part of the run-up to Christmas then read on to see our pick of the 6 most festive ice rinks.

Openings & Launches

2nd Kanada Ya Opens

Ramen restaurant, Kanada Ya are back with the opening of their second site on the 30th November. Following on from their first restaurant on St Giles High Street, this one will be on Panton Street. Open for lunch and dinner, they’ll be serving up their signature ramen which consists of noodles, tonkotsu broth, wood ear fungus mushroom (which we’re sure is much tastier than it sounds), chashu pork belly, sheets of nori and finely sliced onion. Alongside this there will be new additions to the menu such as chicken karaage and korokke and an extended drinks menu of bottled cocktails, […]

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Foodies Festival Christmas

One huge room filled with lots of stall holders means only one thing in our eyes; free tasters. The annual Foodies Festival is returning cloaked in red and sprinkled with snow, for the festive season and if walking around sampling chutneys, mince pies and Christmas cake sounds like an ideal way to spend a day then get yourself to Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery the weekend of 27th – 29th November. 150 award-winning artisan producers, gin masterclasses in the London Gin Theatre and demos by celebrity chefs make up the UK’s biggest food and drink festival. A champagne ski bar presents […]

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9 of the Best Christmas Party Venues in East London

Need a quirky venue to match your quirky office? Gather your colleagues and head East. We have rounded up the best places in East London to host your Christmas party, from ping pong to private dining rooms to underground vaults, read on to get inspired. Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch What: Glamour in Shoreditch Why: With keywords like cosmopolitan and rustic on their website, Beach Blanket Babylon’s Shoreditch venue is a slightly naughtier sister to the main Notting Hill location. Private hire includes up to 800 guests, but smaller areas can cater to smaller groups in different ways. We particularly like […]

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Get Your Skates on at the Tower of London

Another day, another ice rink. This time it’s a classic, at one of London’s most iconic landmarks – the Tower of London. Open 7 days a week from 10am, the rink is located in the dry moat, where the famous sea of poppies lay last year. As with any physical activity we do in the freezing outdoors, warming refreshments post-skate are as important as the actual skating. Luckily for us, the Tower of London has us covered. Food is from gourmet pie shop The Pie Man on Chelsea Green, who understand that this is no time for fancy menus, just […]

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Top 8 Indian restaurants in London

The days of eating a curry in an a place that also serves chips are well and truly over as high-end Indian restaurants are popping up all over London to accommodate the demand for them. Whether you are already a fan of Indian cuisine of looking to have your first taste, we have found the top 8 Indian restaurants in London for you.

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Milk Lates Supper Clubs

Our 2 favourite things have collided: brunch and supper clubs. Milk in Balham has long been a reason in itself to head to the neighbourhood, the exposed brick walls, neon lighting and obviously the damn good food reason enough to head to SW12. This summer they expanded in size to cater to the queues of hungry/hungover Londoners craving a cappuccino and bursting for a benedict. This obviously wasn’t enough – not only do we want milk for breakfast we clearly want it for supper too. For two nights at the end of November, Milk are opening their doors after sundown […]

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London’s Cosiest Winter Pop-Ups

The dreary, dark days are really setting in now, so what better way to lift spirits than a welcoming, warm winter pop-up offering something fun, festive and usually booze filled (The Handbook reminds you to drink responsibly…). Here’s our guide to the best for 2015:

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Openings & Launches

Nightjar Opens Oriole

Having consistently been ranked in the top three bars in the world since 2012, the guys over at Nightjar certainly know a thing or two about cocktails and now five years after it opened they open their second bar, Oriole today. Opening below Smithfield Market, the bar will focus on the four corners of the world, combining the glamour of an old-school nightclub with swing, jazz and blues performances. Whether you’re sat in one of the luxurious leather booths or perched at the bar on a high stool watching the mixologists there will always be something to catch your attention. […]

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10 of the Best Christmas Party Venues in South London

Our latest installment of venue ideas in which to host your Christmas party, this time we are crossing the river and heading South. Known for its yummy mummies, trendy neighbourhoods and constantly described as ‘up and coming’, we think it can rival more central more locations for a Christmas bash to remember. Whether you fancy dining amongst works of art, up 100ft above the streets or in an old tanning warehouse, read on to see our pick of 10 of the best Christmas party venues in South London.

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