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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 Champers bars. That’s not to say the aforementioned will ever be outdated but give us a glistening new concept any day and it’ll turn our Handbook heads. Opened by mother and son wine-aficionado duo, there seems to be a strong air of expertise circulating the building, […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Centurion® Lounge Launches A Festive Pop-Up

In partnership with American Express London is bustling at the quietest times, and even more so during the festive season, so what could be better than American Express®’ Centurion Lounge pop-up to grab some well-deserved downtime.  Located in the heart of Covent Garden, the new Centurion Lounge pop-up from the award winning American Express Global Lounge Collection SM will be providing a much-needed sanctuary for Londoners this December. Open from the 13th to the 16th December 11am -6pm, the pop-up will offer Amex Platinum and Centurion Cardmembers the chance to get into the Christmas spirit with the likes of luxury […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Keep Them Coming… London’s Best Pornstar Martinis

You filthy lot! The most popular cocktail in the nation isn’t a Pina Colada, or even a Sex On The Beach, no, it’s the Pornstar Martini. An incredible (if unlikely) one in seven cocktails sold in the UK is now of the pornstar variety. Take some passion fruit pureé, Absolut Vanilla, orange...

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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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Rooftops and Terraces

Keepin’ Bussey At This Winter Rooftop

“Hello Babes” reads the pink luminous sign at Bussey Rooftop directed at customers as they enter the festive paradise. And yet it seems the biggest babes are the ones behind the re-opening because they’ve given us the gift of food, drinks galore and #viewgoals as the famed Peckham location transforms just for Christmas. That’s right; Bussey Rooftop Bar is set to open for the first time this winter and they’ve gone all seasonal on us! Up until March you can recline under the twinkle of fairy lights whilst taking in views of London. It’s pretty much the ideal spot to […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Most Dog Friendly Restaurants

Dogs are for life, not just for Christmas, don’t you know? And more and more places are making it easier for you to incorporate your furry friend into your social life, there’s even a dog walk at London Fashion Week! So to make your life easier, we’ve rounded-up our five favourite pooch-perfect eateries in the capital.

What to do This Weekend

Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Just as you were getting into the week it’s only gone and become the weekend again! But we’re not complaining, not at all. Instead we’re gearing up for our favourite two days of the week. Here’s what we’re up to…...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

There’s A Floating Cinema Playing Christmas Classics

A cinema that floats? Go on then. It is Christmas after all! St Katherine’s Dock has had a makeover; the kind that invites you to snuggle up under cosy blankets and canopies of fairy lights and well… float and bob up and down! The film festival returns for another year of gentle bobbing and film classics to celebrate the festival period upon us. You’ll be able to watch classics such as Elf, The Holiday, Love Actually, Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street whilst you sink into marshmallow like bean bags and chortle at Hugh Grant’s continuous Love Actually mishaps. At […]

The Handbook Meets

Made In Chelsea’s Josh Patterson Talks Fitness With The Handbook

“I’m planning on breaking a record in 2019,” Josh laughed cheekily. I’d asked him about his new year’s resolutions, and whilst most might reply with better posture, saving a little more money or dragging our bums to the gym, Josh’s seems a little more awe-inspiring to say the least. Enquiring as to which record he planned on breaking he fell a little silent: “Well, you’ll just have to wait and see won’t you!” Josh Patterson may well be known for dazzling audiences in Made in Chelsea, but it’s safe to say there are many more strings to his bow, including health […]

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Health & Wellness

From Roller-Derby to Mexican Wrestling, London’s Alternative Exercise Classes

You should know by now that when it comes to London, possibilities really are endless and where exercise classes are concerned there’s no exception. Whilst we can’t imagine jumping about in springy Kangaroo-style shoes or hanging from a trapeze in a tutu was the “done thing” circa 1900’s, it is without a doubt that we’re moving in a new, and way more exciting direction. So, we’ve delved into the wild world of alternative exercise classes to have you swapping running for wrestling… We’re a soccer for a pun, but can’t seem to think of one?

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