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Experiences & Pop-Ups

This Brand New VR Experience Will Blow Your Mind

If the human world leaves you feeling rather morose then you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a whole new world for you to explore. Let’s face it, immersive experiences are getting weirder, and weirder and weirder by the minute – but that’s why we love them, and we think you’re going to love this. The Otherworld is, quite literally, what it says on the tin; a neon-cum-pastel extravaganza that’s all about VR, immersion and zingy Scientific fanfare. You’d think the location was all hush, hush but it is in fact cuddled up underneath a railway arch in Haggerston. Take a […]

What to do This Weekend

It’s The Freakin’ Weekend (Again)

It’s pretty awful when the weekend comes and you’ve got little to no plans whilst the rest of the office chime out all sorts of creative excursions from Susan and her mini break to Paris with the better half and then there’s Iain off on a boozy golf weekend. That’s why...

Health & Wellness

Everything You Need to Know About Slow Dating and Why It’s the New Way to Find Love

As a recent returnee to the London dating pool, I am already bored, done with it. Explaining to your doctor that you think you have RSI from too much swiping is no laughing matter. Quite frankly swiping through photo after photo is exhausting and I already have enough going on. Sure, I could just come off dating apps but as we now know if you’ve met your SO in real life you’ve pretty much reached mythical status. However, there is a new way to date it’s called slow dating and yes there is an app for that: Once. What is […]

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Health & Wellness

Get Ready for International Women’s Day

Friday is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate all the incredible women in our lives and with any good celebration there always needs to be the pre-party. This Thursday, Get Living – which offers a better way of renting and the pioneer of no deposits – is building up the female community by putting on an evening of FREE entertainment at its East Village neighbourhood in Stratford. There will be music, poetry and comedy from the best female talent around. Heading up the bill is the multi award-winning comedian Sofie Hagen. Hailing from Denmark, she has gone on to […]

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Travel

8 Of The Best Black Sand Beaches

They’re moody, intriguing and definitely verging on gothic, but what makes sand black?! Well, the likelihood is that fragments of lava and other volcanic minerals were broken down over centuries by the ocean causing a rather new outtake on typical white sand beaches. And luckily for the...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where To Eat Out In… Borough

Burrow into Borough and you’ll be bound to find some banging belters to beef up your belly. Just south of London Bridge, Borough is home to the Shard, Borough Market and the South Bank, so no shortage of great places to find nourishment. It’s bustling, bursting with flavours and yet...

News

Join The TRIBE For Just £3

Everyday athletes, listen up! If you haven’t heard of TRIBE, then hold onto your gym shorts. They are one of the UK’s leading natural performance nutrition brands and communities, and make delicious energy and recovery products from natural ingredients, formulated to provide key nutrients pre and post workout. We’ve teamed up with TRIBE to offer the Handbook readers an exclusive offer to trial a TRIBE Pack of 6 products for just £3! Even better? This includes free delivery, so no need to worry about that P&P. So what’s in the pack? You’ll receive six of TRIBE’s most popular products, fully customisable to your needs. Plus, everything […]

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Culture

The Spellbinding Tea Shop And Museum All In One

There’s no doubt about it, a cup of tea really does make everything better. It sits on our work desks pushing us through e-mails, lands in the hands of strangers as we meet for the first time, perches on the lips of friends as we catch up, goes hand-in-hand with our morning cereal bowls and rests on our bed side table with a good book. If you think tea is simply tea-rrific then you may have caught wind of Mariage Frères’ opening; France’s oldest tea house and tea house, sitting snug inside a five-storey Georgian townhouse on King Street. The incredible spot brings tea savoir-faire […]

Openings & Launches

Marvel At This New Comicbook Restaurant

Quite possibly the dream of any little girl, boy or seasoned Comi Con attender, this comic book restaurant is set to splash colour over our lives and we can’t get enough. Alas, before excitement reaches a height of no return you’ll need to know that there’s a chance plans will fall through; planning documents need to be approved first and once they are it’s full steam ahead superhero style! Set inside MASH Steakhouse on Brewer Street, the restaurant will reportedly be an immersive, comic book spot with trace of ALL your super hero favourites, from Spawn to Superman. The restaurant would […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Top 11 Supper Clubs in London You Need to Know About This Month

Supper clubs are one of the best ways to experience London’s foodie scene without paying the restaurant prices. From eating at chefs’ houses to seven course tasting menus and dinner in train carriages, we’ve teamed up with Eatwith, the world’s largest community for food experiences with...

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