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What To Watch On Telly This Christmas

It’s Christmas time! Which means you have every excuse in the world to pig-out and watch the box (to put it bluntly!) And, as is the norm, there’s a tonne on telly to indulge in, mince pie and cheeky Baileys in hand and with Aunt Mildred snoring, legs outstretched and dribbling...

Seasonal & Celebrations

18 Things To Do Between Christmas And New Year

The space between Christmas and New Year is a bit of a limbo – you’ve opened your pressies, you’re awkwardly unsure of whether to check your e-mails or if it’s still Christmas break, but you’d be distracted by the festive chocolates and TV shows anyway. Boxing Day has...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

23 Incredible Places To Go For Christmas Cocktails

We’ve waited all year for this Ladies and Gents. ‘Tis the season where we can finally lift that glass of mulled wine up to our lips with #noregrets, and it’s also the time to try all of the festive venues London are offering up. So, if you want to impress Santa this year with...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

There’s A Secret New Immersive Thriller Coming to London

A serial killer has been on the loose. A man is in custody. A notorious, dangerous psychopath has finally been caught. The police think they have their man. The city can now sleep easy. Or can they? Fresh from a sell-out run of Secret Theatre Singapore, the team are back in London for an epic...

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Articles You’ve Loved the MOST In 2018

It’s been rather a good year for The Handbook if we say so ourselves (always have to back yourself), we’ve launched our travel section, branched out into lifestyle and you lot seem to be enjoying it. As 2018 comes to a close, we look back at the most popular content of the year.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Gordon Ramsay Takes The Heat Off Santa

IIt’s 19th December so you’ve obviously got all your Christmas shopping done, right? No, us neither. Panic not, and definitely don’t be an idiot sandwich, Gordon Ramsay’s got a solution for all of us – G-I-F-T  V-O-U-C-H-E-R-S. And not the type you’d give to any old someone either...

The Handbook Meets

The Handbook Meets Aggi Sverrisson, Patron Chef Of The Michelin-Starred, Texture

Aggi Sverrisson is the patron chef and owner of the Michelin- starred restaurant Texture and he’s on a mission to bring the cooking and ingredients of his native Iceland to London. We met up with him to discuss why we should all be eating skyr, how to make Christmas cooking less stressful and...

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Could Londrino Be London’s Best Portuguese?

You never really say “ah, I fancy, um, Portuguese cuisine tonight” do you? Instead we opt for things more along the lines of Chinese, Italian or perhaps Vegan what with the changing of the times. And yet perhaps a visit to Londrino would change up that thought process. The Portugese...


You’d Have To Be A Luna-tic To Miss This Open Air Cinema

Oh the great returneth of ye olde Luna Cinema has arrived in time for Christmas and we’re oh so jolly about the news. Luna Cinema is the unarguably popular film experience that pops up at pretty much all of the most elaborate buildings in the UK and, due to its namesake, there is always a...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

19 Of London’s Cosiest Fireplaces

Brrrrrrrr, right? Our ancestors were out battling wooly mammoths in worse conditions than this, and yet here we are, cowering under a duvet and clutching a hot water bottle. But taking a leaf out of our caveman predecessors’ book (or thumb painting or whatever the correct analogy would be), what...

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