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Health & Wellness

The Best Apps For Getting Fit

We’ve all been there; 7am, donning the activewear, desperately trying to conjure up an ounce of motivation to make you actually put on your trainers and head to the gym / park / spinning class / <insert alternative tiring activity here>. There you are, aiming to bring back that beach bod...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 of the Best Pasta Restos

Today is the day we celebrate one of the things we love the most: pasta. It’s the savoury staple food of Italian cuisine that we come home to after a Daniel Powter “bad day”, and the food we huddle around tables for with groups of friends over candle light, red wine and DOLMIO!...

Guides

Naughty Or Nice: The 8 Greatest Christmas Grottos

Ho, ho, ho! Whether you have children or are just on babysitting duty, win some serious brownie points and keep the little ones entertained with a trip to see Father Christmas. Here are just some of the places you can catch the big guy and keep the magic and their belief in him alive – after all...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

10 Places Harry Potter Fans Won’t Want To Miss

From WANDSworth to POTTER’S Bar, London is full of Harry Potter, from immersive days out to locations and inspiration. Here are a few of the places you can head to to get the true Potter experience.

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News

Get Cosy This Winter At This New Fire Pit Pop- Up

Hot on the heels of The Lodge opening on Southbank, the king of pop-ups, Jimmy Garcia, is back with Vesta, a fire-side dining experience at Southbank. It’s like chestnuts roasting on an open fire, except it’s a five-course feast with drinks… Open now and running until the 22nd December, the...

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Reviews

Onima: Mayfair’s Sexiest New Addition

Mayfair is pretty magical around Christmas time, bright lights adorn the tops of buildings, a crispness lingers in the air and lining hidden-away streets lie post-work drinkers sipping on steaming mugs of mulled wine and munching on mince pies. My reason for visiting was to try out Onima, the...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Yes We Candy! 8 Of London’s Best Sweet Shops

Sweets are a staple favourite of everyone’s ‘treat’ diet, as they remind us of our childhood, a much simpler time when ugly words like ‘taxes’ and ‘wrinkles’ didn’t exist. So it’s no surprise that sweets excite adults, just as much as they do...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Don’t Go Cold Turkey: 18 Places To Celebrate Thanksgiving

What’s not to love about a pre-Christmas feast? And to The Handbook, that’s just what Thanksgiving is – a fantastic Christmas rehearsal dinner filled to the brim with our favourite American foods. But when we don’t fancy prepping, cooking and clearing away a whole turkey plus all the...

Travel

10 Luxury Desert Island Escapes

Summer is on it's way and here are The Handbook's top 9 picks of the most unbelievable luxury island escapes to get you daydreaming this Spring.

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Hotels

Oompa Loompa! The Willy Wonka Themed Hotel

Oompsa-oompa, loopma! You may have clicked on the chocolate week article (our mistake), but now you’re in the right place! “Oompa Loompa doompadee doo, I’ve got another puzzle for you, Oompa Loompa doompadee-pon, if you are wise you’ll head to the Sanderson!”. Willy...

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