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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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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Outdoor Cinema

Right that’s it. We’ve had enough of the long lounges on the sofa and munching through 3000 calories of junk. It’s summer for goodness sake we need to get outside, stretch our limbs and get bikini body ready. Are we allowed to say that? Diet. Is. On. Ha joke. Or not? Instead we’ll kick back and relax at the Outdoor Cinema which is a pop up cinema club running throughout the UK from June-September. They pride themselves in bringing unique cinema experiences to the masses, which is just what we need. After all we’ve only been having the same cinema experience for […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

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. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Tart’s Kitchen Pop-Up

This one is for all you tarts out there!   Tart’s kitchen pop-up is introducing an all day menu, which includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. The menu sports delectable items such as asian seared fillet of beef salad and from personal experience we can say that the white chocolate and cardamom pot is absolutely dreamy. Tart’s was founded by Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones who are big news already. These gals have cooked for some of the hottest names in London town including Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne. Their portfolio also consists of  designers such as Versace, Valentino, and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Jones Project: Picnic Pop-Up

Having a picnic in a warm picturesque spot is such a simple and enjoyable thing to do over the summer months. Well, until you hear that dreaded loud rumble in the sky. Thunder only happens when it’s raining, or just about to. Before you know it the heavens have opened and you’re running for cover. Soggy scotch egg anyone?  For a relaxed picnic atmosphere without the worry of our unpredictable downpours head to Shoreditch’s bar and restaurant, The Jones Family Project this summer. They are celebrating the great British Picnic with an indoor picnic popup, set against an impressive ‘sunny […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Lobster Live Arrives at Bodo’s Schloss

Tuesdays are rather pointless aren’t they? They’re not the start of the week, the middle, the end or the weekend, they’re just there. Which is why we’re ignoring today and looking to tomorrow, the middle of week, it’s freewheeling all the way to the weekend from Wednesday. This of course is a reason to celebrate and Bodo’s Schloss thinks so too because they’ve just launched Lobster Live on Wednesdays.  Following on from the popular Fondue Wednesdays this new summer offering will see fresh lobster being served with chips and salad for a pretty sweet £25. Because why not have lobster […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Motion Picture Supper Club: Reclaiming Cinema

The cinema, it’s not exactly glamourous is it? The floor always has a sticky popcorn residue, someone is always rustling their sweet wrappers and inevitably just as you’re about to get to the big reveal, someone decides they need to leave, cue a shadow taking over the screen as they walk past and you miss what is being said as someone talks over it. Great. Well Motion Picture Supper Club have had enough, they want to bring back the glamour and decadence of going out for dinner and then going to the pictures. They have an 1920s style to them […]

Culture

2 for 1 at London’s global art fair

If you’re into your art then you need to ink 21st May into your diary as it’s the first day of ART15, a 3 day global art fair showcasing 150 galleries who will represent 40 countries and 500 artists. Running alongside the exhibits will be an array of talks, discussions, expert-led tours and specially curated initiatives.  Some of the high profile individuals from across the creative industries speaking include Caroline Rush (CEO of the BFC), Amanda Berry (CEO of BAFTA), Jonathan Yeo (Artist), Charming Baker (Artist), Pinky Lalani (OBE), and Sarah Jane Mee (SKY News). If you do attend you […]

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What to do This Weekend

5 Places You Have To Visit In Shepherds Bush

Shepherds Bush Shey-Bo, Shay-bay or whatever you like to call it this pocket of trendiness in West London is cool, edgy and a bit of rock and roll. What else would you expect from the birthplace of Pete Doherty – legend.  The Best Place for Sunday Lunch: Princess Victoria What: Cracking Sunday lunches. Why:  Built back in 1829, the Princess Victoria has seen days as a gin palace and a tram stop before being lovingly restored to a pub in 2007. Which is good news for you, because now it means you can go there for a pretty cracking Sunday lunch and if […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Floridita London Launches Puerto Floridita

Here at The Handbook, we love a summer pop up. For us, they encompass everything that is British summertime – a big fun, quirky party, but one that is tragically fleeting and ends way before we want it to. The iconic late-night Soho venue Floridita is the latest London venue to offer a pop-up, inviting guests to get channel their inner Ariel and set sail with their new nautical summer pop up, Puerto Floridita. Floridita’s ‘deck’ (expect many nautical puns) will allow its shipmates to sit back, relax and enjoy cooling cocktails or dance on deck to the backdrop of […]

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What to do This Weekend

6 Places You Have To Visit In Wandsworth

Wandsworth is a town filled with plenty of delightful places to shop and eat. There’s probably more places to eat than shop, but it’s safe to say that we’re ok with that. Plus, The Handbook offices are situated within this very place, so it’s basically a mecca for all things trendy and fabulous. Check out our guide to the top things to do in Wandsworth below…

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