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This Is A Pop-Emergency: Here’s How To Get Madonna Tickets…

What are you doing next Friday morning? No you’re not – cancel it, this is a pop emergency. Madonna has announced a series of London concerts and you’re going to be furiously refreshing a glitchy Ticketmaster page trying to get tickets. Here’s how to make it go smoothly. The actual queen of pop will be in Chicago, LA, New York and London for her Madame X tour and, Material Girls (and guys) that we are, we’re more excited than a virgin being touched for the very first time: Madonna, we’re Crazy For You. But first you’re going to have to […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

London’s Best Private Members’ Clubs

Behind many an unmarked door in London lie the secret havens of the capital’s most exclusive crowd. Home to celebrities, royalty and millionaires alike, there are an estimated 50+ private members’ clubs in London, so the question is – which is the club for you? Luckily, The Handbook has already done the legwork; so whether you’re looking for glamour in Mayfair or culture in Chelsea, here’s our handy list of 15 of the best private members’ clubs that London has to offer.   Quo Vadis   What: Sophistication and Fine-Dining in the heart of Soho Why: Soho’s Quo Vadis is […]

Things to do Outdoors

Dodge The Tourists: 6 Hidden Hideouts In London

Being in London has both its perks and sadly, sometimes downfalls. The perks come with the fact that there are never-ending opportunities and places to explore scattered across all parts of the city. The downside? These places can be crammed full with tourist after tourist which is why we’ve...

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Guides

I Scream For Ice Cream: Best Parlours In London

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… That’s right, prepare yourselves for a bumpy ride *sprinkled* with ice cream puns, because *cone* on, who doesn’t love ice cream? It’s summer time so we can all guiltlessly indulge in ice cream and not feel the shame of it being our...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Get Your Strap On At These Five Posh Sex Parties

Birthday parties, leaving parties, engagement parties, sex parties; they’re all just parties, right? Okay, you’d hope for less bodily fluid at a colleague’s leaving party, but still, it’s all in the same ball park. I mean, I got a leaflet through from the Brexit Party...

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What to do This Weekend

Weekend, We’ve Missed You!

Bank holiday flew by faster than Concorde, but don’t worry chaps, we’ve got another one coming up oh, so soon (umm, why does May have so many bank holidays?!) This weekend, we’re making up for the fact that it’s not a three-dayer by squashing loads of fun stuff to do into 48...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Floral Frenzy: Chelsea In Bloom 2019

If you’ve been reading The Handbook over the last few weeks, you’ll know how floral mad we’ve gone – from floral rooftops to wisteria hysteria, we’ve covered it all. We aren’t the only ones who have gone mad over this floral frenzy either, it’s splattered left, right and centre across social media, especially on the ‘gram. And trust us, from what we can see, it’s only just the beginning. Later this month, Chelsea in Bloom, returns to Chelsea’s most iconic streets with stunning floral displays, extending the Chelsea Flower Show to the the local neighbourhood for free. Produced by Cadogan, in […]

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Rooftops and Terraces

This Year’s Brand New Summer Rooftops

Like pigeons, chimneys and cyclone victims, we can always be found up on a rooftop. And unlike the all above, we’re normally to be found clutching a glass of Champagne and enjoying one of the best views in the world as London stretches away beneath us. Here’s a link to a fuller guide...

Guides

Lettuce Show You How To Do National Veggie Week Right

What was once thought a hippy-style craze is certainly no longer – vegetarianism and veganism is taking the whole world by storm, endorsed by A-list celebrities including Ariana Grande, Liam Hemsworth and even Kim Kardashian has said she eats plant-based at home. Finding a balance between...

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Culture

Prince Brian? Harry And Meghan Have A Baby, But We Don’t Know The Name Yet!

The Brexit talks are back on in Whitehall, global stock-markets are tumbling after Donald did a tweet and North Korea’s testing missiles again, but there’s only one story in town: Harry and Meghan have had a baby! And, spoiler alert for anyone holding out for series 8 of The Crown: it’s a boy! But we don’t yet know what the 7lbz 3oz babe is going to be called. So, in the least ‘evergreen’ article ever written (they’ll be announcing the answer tomorrow), here’s our thoughts on the only question on everyone’s lips. Well, that and ‘did you see Line of Duty?’. […]

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