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Health & Wellness

12 Seriously Lush London Spas

There is nothing quite so relaxing or indulgent than a relaxing afternoon spent being pampered in a spa. And London certainly does a great line in amazing spas. Here are the ones we especially rate…  

11 Cadogan Gardens
Awesome Afternoon Teas

Here’s Where To Go For Tea in Chelsea

When I first came to London, I remember walking through the terracotta streets around Cadogan Gardens and thinking ‘yes, this will do nicely, I’ll move here’. Cute. How naïve I was. Fast forward another 19 years and my ten year old dreams may have been dashed (I live in a box room) but I can still walk through Cadogan Gardens and lust over the buildings and the pretty blossomed streets. I can also head to boutique hotel, 11 Cadogan Gardens for afternoon tea and pretend like I’m in my own sitting room and I have chefs at my beck and […]

Reviews

Mamounia Lounge’s Alluring Arabic Offerings

An evening stroll past Harrods is quintessentially British enough to make anyone feel fully submerged in London life. As the lights of the city begin to dazzle amongst an orange-hued sky canvas, the velvet greens of Harrods traditional window displays ooze luxury, providing passers-by which all the photo opportunities they need. My reason for being amongst the beeping horns of London’s Knightsbridge was to visit Mamounia Lounge; the Moroccan-cum-Lebanese staple of the luxurious neighbourhood that has just introduced a new A La Carte menu, also available at the Mayfair outpost. Wading past happy shisha smokers who sit taking in the […]

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Culture

Missed Out On Fleabag Tickets? Here’s How You Can Still Get Them

Something exciting happened today *turns directly to camera and gives dramatic eye-roll*, the omni-talent that is Phoebe Waller-Bridge announced that Fleabag is coming to the West End and tickets sold out in, like, minutes. Tragi-comedy Fleabag has taken the nation by storm as Waller-Bridge’s caustic, broken but just-about-likeable character makes her way through her chaotic life, stepping on as many metaphorical rakes as she can find along the way. And whether you’re one of the people who genuinely enjoyed the two critically-acclaimed series, or you’re in the majority and just rave about it because you think it makes you look […]

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Culture

Is Megan Coming Back? Everything We Know About Love Island 2019…

It’s the biggest date of the year, no not your wedding anniversary, mum’s birthday or the next Brexit deadline: but it’s just five weeks until Love Island hits our screens again. Prepare to surrender eight hours a week (that’s a whole working day) to the all-consuming power that is Caroline Flack, the villa, Casa Amore and ‘I’ve gotta TEXT’. So what do we know so far about the upcoming fifth season of the Isle that is Love? Megan Hanson might be in it… Rumours are flying. Not only are she and Charlie Brake now somehow an item (despite an acrimonious […]

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Things to do Outdoors

It’s Wisteria Season And Instagram’s Going Crazy

Prepare for wisteria hysteria, the purple plant is fully in bloom and everyone on Insta’s going crazy for it. Step aside Peggy Porschen, sunsets be gone, there’s only one show in town and it’s London’s wonderful wisteria. So here’s where to head to check out all the wisteria on display in the capital right now; smart phones at the ready… De Very Gardens, South Kensington   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Charlotte Reid (@charlotteswonderland) on Apr 29, 2019 at 9:42am PDT The royal borough is perfect for wisteria spotters. Though we hope all the curtains and […]

Culture

How About A Jump Back In Time To The Roaring 20s?

It’s dating season, which means it’s time to get off the sofa where you’ve been complaining about being single. Instead, it’s time to get out your finest flirting outfit and go meet some attractive singles, which leads us nicely to The Inner Circle’s next London event, and this one is big. You’ve probably seen the posters around for the Immersive Great Gatsby that’s been running for a while now. Imagine going to that, being completely immersed in an insanely cool theatrical experience, but also with a cocktail in your hand and surrounded by singles to flirt with. This is the […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Pier Pressure: 8 Reasons To Visit Brighton During The Fringe

Jolting up each morning as your alarm blares out the haunting sound screeching out of your iPhone is something which happens to the majority of us. I’m sure plenty of you have the luxury of working close to your home so you haven’t got to endure a long ol’ commute each day, twice over – for me, and many others I must add, my morning starts at 6am with my alarm and my commute ends at 8pm each night. These incredibly long days often leaves me wondering whether I need to give up my dream of living in my favourite city.  […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

London’s Whackiest Race Returns

London has a lot of crazy events going on, from the mental monster obstacle course, to weirdo museums to Brexit. But the top etchelon has to include Ally Pally’s Red Bull Soapbox race, so nutty that it’s become an national institution, equally bizarre and thrilling. It’s Cool Runnings meets Felix Baumgartner meets flying paper maché Boris Johnson. The concept is simple. Using only gravity competitors must get themselves and their homemade contraptions from the top of the course to the end. Oh, and over any obstacles en route. The soapbox cars themselves come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the […]

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Features

The Heartbreaking Story Of The Toddler Abducted In Kenya

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Londoner Daisy, a friend of The Handbook, lives with her husband Matt and their son, three-year-old Kiano, in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. They’re a close and loving family. Just before dinner a couple of Fridays ago a mob stormed the couple’s house and abducted their child. Now they’re appealing to anyone at all in a position to help to bring back their baby. Daisy and Matt Mazzoncini weren’t able to have children, but moved their lives to Kenya in 2016 after meeting baby Kiano while on holiday. Found abandoned by a gardener in a […]

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