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101 London Date Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Dating in the City

That time of year is fast approaching. By that time of year, I am alluding to V Day, the big Valentines. The one day of the year when everyone is expected to be on a date. If you’re not in a relationship / marriage / convent and haven’t started cuffing then you need to get on that ASAP in order to find the one (or someone) for V Day. Once they are well and truly cuffed, you then need to work out where you’re going to go. That’s where we come in. We have devised the ultimate guide of date […]

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What to do This Weekend

14 of the best celebrity hangouts

When it comes to dinner parties and the classic ‘Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?’ question comes up, are you the person who always seems to have just missed the celebrity, casually hanging out on the street? Well now you can stay ahead of the game with our round-up of top celebrity spotting jaunts. Just promise us there will be no selfies – we don’t want to scare any of those celebrities away.   To find out where your favourite celebrities are hanging out in town this week, click here.

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

5 of London’s Best Gin Bars

Gin, it’s been the drink of the moment for much more than a moment. And it’s the classic G&T that seems to be the tipple of choice, especially in the lead up to a big British summer and World Gin Day is this Sunday, so we thought we’d round up our favourite bars in the capital that celebrate the spirit:   BLOOM Gin Bar at Vista, The Trafalgar Hotel What: BLOOM Gin takes over the rooftop bar Why: The thing about BLOOM Gin is even if you aren’t a gin fan, you’re pretty much guaranteed to love this gin. It’s floral, delicate […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 of the Best Summer Pop-Ups in London

Pop-ups are perfect for summer. Since the weather’s good, you want to be out as much as possible, so it makes sense that we suddenly need more bars, hang-outs and socials in which to while the long days and sultry nights away. Luckily London has an amazing selection of pop-ups – here are eight of the best: ‘Blooming Brilliance’ at The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant What: Botanical-themed bar Where: Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge Why: Thanks to flowers, Britain in the summer looks more than just grey mulch. But living in the city, the whole season can go by without you […]

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Boulangerie François Terrasse Opens At Harvey Nichols

In our childhood days we grew up with the innocence of Mother Goose and all the nursery rhymes that accompanied her. But twenty years later our innocence has been tainted with our love for Grey Goose vodka. That is why we are happy to announce that Grey Goose and Harvey Nichols are collaborating, from June 4th – September 6th, to introduce the Launch of the Boulangerie François Terrasse. Woohoo! Grey Goose are introducing their summer martini collection that has been crafted using each of the Grey Goose vodkas – their aim here is to complement the balmy summer evenings that […]

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5 of the Best Rooftop Bars

We all know that like us, you spent the weekend swaggering around in your minimal summer outfit trying to absorb the maximum amount of summer rays after a dreary winter. We’re hearing there is a heat wave coming (there better well be) and we need to make the most of it, so here is our guide to the best rooftop bars to keep you golden in 2015.   Sky Pod Bar New to the rooftop scene for this summer is the Sky Pod Bar, part of “rhubarbs” Sky Gardens. With impressive views over the London skyline, they’re transforming the bar into an […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Moët And Chandon’s Ice Imperial Pop-Up

Pop up – pop up – pop up, that’s all we hear about these days. The word pop-up once a trendy phrase on the social spectrum of phrases has changed to a bland, monotonous passer by that catches no ones attention.  But when you put the term Moët in front of the word pop-up, it is a game changer and when you hear Moët Ice Imperial in front of the word pop-up – a definite game changer. The four month pop-up is hosted on Madison rooftop terrace every Wednesday between 7pm and 8pm where guests are invited to watch the sunset […]

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5 of the Best Outside Restaurants

Stuck in the city this summer? Fear not. We have explored London’s al fresco havens and come up with the definitive list of open air opportunities. Whether you are missing British Beaches, French seafood or Spanish tapas there is something for everyone to tuck into. And if you are away, you’ll wish you were here!

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East End warehouse party pops up in Chelsea

Hands up if you like to party?  Hands up if you’ve ever wanted to go to a warehouse party? Well keep this Saturday free as Chelsea plays host to RVLRY, the pop up on everyone’s lips that will see some of London’s hottest DJs perform for one night only. The festival will take place in a secret warehouse known only to the socialising elite (and anyone that buys a ticket). DJs like The Space Cowboys and Alidad and a variety of talented entertainers and musicians will be joined by a host of street food vendors (think Kurobuta and Tommy’s Burger Joint) as […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Carom Pops Up At Madison Rooftop Terrace

After a fire swooshed across Carom on Wardour Street, destroying the venue and everything in it, they have come back with a vengeance and with a pop-up on Madison Rooftop Terrace.  Forget the Soleros, the pop up will run until the end of June with Chef Vishnu Natarajan’ heading up dishes like chicken winglet lollipops and king scallop roasted in shell with pepper & chilli. Madison Rooftop Terrace is where it’s at this summer. As the old saying goes everyone who’s anyone is there. During the day kickback and relax with a mojito (day time work skivers welcome) and at […]

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5 of London’s Best Pizza Places

Here at The Handbook, we love pizza: perfect for informal first dates, hangover meals, girly catch-ups with a bottle of wine or enjoyed cold the next morning from the comfort of ones sofa (that’s what doggy bags are for, no?!). The Handbook is yet to meet anyone who’s not a fan. So we thought we’d round-up the best pizza places in the capital to go and get yours, whether you’re East, West, North, South or Central.  North: Amici Miei, Muswell Hill What: Traditional Italian pizza and home-cookingWhy: Amici Miei’s sourdough pizzas are as authentic as it gets, and wonderfully affordable. […]

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