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15 Of The Most Instagrammable Loos In London

You go to restaurants and hotels for the food, the atmosphere, the company and the loos… That’s right, London’s bathrooms have upped their design game and now are appearing on our Instagram feeds – it’s not just photos of food anymore. From neon lights to spaceship egg...

What to do This Weekend

Ho Ho Ho, Where Are You Gonna Go This Weekend

Is this really the last weekend before the last weekend before Christmas? We’re in the home stretch, the schools are finishing up, the sales are starting and the Christmassy adverts are literally everywhere. But you’ve got to get through another couple weekends, so head down and...

Seasonal & Celebrations

The Champagnes You Really Should Be Buying This Christmas

If you’re not popping bottles, is it even Christmas?! There are a tonne of Champers to choose from over the festive season, whether that be for a present or for your own personal downing. So, we thought we’d be kind (seeing as it’s Christmas ‘n all) and help you with your...

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Openings & Launches

Could These Be The World’s Best Dumplings?

Saying something is the ‘best in the world’ is a huge claim in any case, but we feel like the one made about these delicious looking dumplings from Din Tai Fung may well be true. On the 5th of December, as Christmas mingling began to crowd the city, a restaurant extravaganza that began...

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Reviews

A Bar Dedicated Entirely To Sparkling Wine

When you’re asked to shimmy on down to a bar dedicated entirely to sparkling wine, it’s a bit of a no-brainer I’ll be honest. Grays and Feather, lying snug in Covent Garden, popped open its doors just seven weeks ago and already it seems to be an alluring alternative to your classic wine and...

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

19 Of The Best Christmas Afternoon Teas

The only thing better than afternoon tea? A Christmas afternoon tea! Escaping from the cold, curling up on a sofa with a pot of tea (I mean, a glass of Champagne), turkey sandwiches, mince pies, snowman profiteroles and yule logs. We’ve rounded up the best Christmas teas, or as we like to...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Posh Indians: London’s Best Indian Fine Dining

We’re all used to ringing in the weekend with a slap-up Indian takeaway, it’s a time-honoured tradition and a fine celebration of a national dish. But Indian chefs are increasingly setting out to change perceptions and prove that Indian cuisine fits just as easily into the fine-dining...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Get On Board The Christmas Light Tour

‘Those Christmas lights, light up the street, down where the sea Thames and city meet’. Slight re-work of Coldplay’s Christmas song there, but you get the gist. Come the end of November, London is awash with twinkling lights and glittering window displays as each street competes to put on the...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Harry Up And Check Out Hogwarts In The Snow

Harry up and look at this! Hogwarts has had a festive makeover and we may just love it more than Ron does Hermione. The spellbinding occurrence is taking place at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and features a festive gathering of glittering Christmas trees, flaming...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Presenting The 2018 Christmas Gift Guide

We’re not sure about you, but The Handbook office is cutting it fine when it comes to Christmas shopping (except for Charlotte, she probably did it all in August). If you’re anything like the rest of us, then this is the guide for you, packed with bits and bobs, affordable and...

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