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Let The Party Be-Gin: 7 Of London’s Best Gin Palaces

Gin gin darling, gin gin! Imagin a world without gin. Or, don’t because this refreshing bevvy isn’t going anywhere soon (thank goodness). Personally, I can’t get enough of the stuff. You’ll often find me swanning around the city in search of the ultimate G&T so it was...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

This New Escape Room On A Plane Will Take You To New Heights…

Are you a pilot? Because you’re pretty fly to me… Oh dear. Anyway. This November, you can rid yourself of that dastardly fear of flying by taking on The Riddle Within’s new immersive experience. It’ll take you to new heights, like, literally. Popping up within the grounds of Greenwich, Flight 338 is stuff of nightmares for those who quake at the thought of turbulence. Things get off to a flying start (see what we did there?) as you’ll be handcuffed and dressed in prison garments. Yep, this experience is a little on the quirky side! Then, in a decommissioned jet plane, […]

Fashion & Beauty

Designer For A Fiver: 5 Of London’s Best Charity Shops

One man's trash is another man's treasure. If you think you've got an eye for a bargain and fancy trawling through ditched designer garms, we've whittled down five of London's best charity shops.

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Culture

The Wait Is Over! Pretty Woman: The Musical Comes To London

Pretty woman, walkin’ down the street. Pretty woman the kind I like to meet… Sorry, I’ll stop. I just haven’t been able to get these lyrics out of my head since I found out the iconic Pretty Woman is back, only this time in musical form, eeek! That’s right! It’s been splattered across the tabloid headlines, and we’re here to confirm that the rumours are true! The Broadway hit Pretty Woman: The Musical is hopping over from the Big Apple and landing right here in London, just in time for Valentine’s Day! How romantic! So if you see a pretty woman walking […]

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Travel

There’s Norway You’ve Explored The Wild Side Of Scandinavia

We’ve all seen the famous Northern lights glittering across the Icelandic skies, the Arctic reindeer herds scattered around Norwegian fields, and the backpacking hipsters flooding the streets of Copenhagen. But, imagine rafting around Norway’s greatest fjord, island hopping in Finland...

Openings & Launches

This New Street Food Market Is Bringing Oodles Of Fun

Oh street food, how we love you! Oodles of noodles? Piles of salt beef and pastrami sarnies? The world’s first cheese conveyor? Um, yes please! Well food lovers, you’re in luck because all of this and a whole lot more foodie goodness has crafted its way to Seven Dials thanks to the guys at KERB. That’s right, this weekend saw the opening of Seven Dials Market and its gourmet antics has already been filling up our Insta feeds! Nestled in the heart of Seven Dials – perfectly situated opposite Neals Yard Dairy, The Barbary and the new St John Bakery – […]

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Openings & Launches

The World’s First Champagne Vomiting Unicorn Arrives In London…

London is brimming with the weird, the whacky and the wonderful, so it honestly comes as no surprise to find out that there’s a Champagne puking unicorn galloping its way to Chelsea this October… Yep, you read that correct. A unicorn that vomits champagne when your stroke it. So you can forget your misconceptions about unicorns throwing up rainbows (or even existing) because there’s a new trendy unicorn in town and it’s puking up Champagne. This enchanting feature is part of a new three-storey venue called Chelsea Funhouse, opening in October, that’ll be bringing a magical pop of entertainment to […]

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Best Brunches

They’re ‘Waffly Good! 6 Waffle Restaurants You’d Batter Not Miss

Wondering where to scoff your woff? Check out The Handbook's pick of London waffle joints...

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Openings & Launches

Baking News! Meghan’s Favourite Wedding Cake Baker Is Opening A Wine Bar

Fancy a royal slice of cake? Well we can’t quite promise you’ll be chomping your way through Meghan and Harry’s ol’ wedding cake (it’d probably be a little stale by now anyway…) but the Hackney bakery behind the royal’s cake is set to open a larger site, and they’re bringing the wine! Having first sprung into the limelight in the spring of 2018 after Kensington Palace revealed owner Claire Ptak would be curating the wedding cake for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the east London bakery-café, Violet Cakes, has recently announced it’ll be embarking on its latest endeavour in […]

Culture

We Can’t Handel How Amazing These Live Music Venues Are…

Stop! You’re under a rest… Music. It makes the word a much funkier place and life without it, well, it would b flat… OK, sorry. Serious now! Music is the food of love and we certainly want it to play on, so we’ve taken a look at the London bars and restaurants where playing on is a popular pastime. From Park Chinois and its Chinese food and table theatrics, to the Latin American rhythm of the Leaf & Cane, here’s where to shake your tail feather (and listen to something other than pop…)   Ninety One Living Room In a […]

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