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The House That Inspired Peter Pan Is Up For Sale And It’s Hooking Pretty…

Hello, it’s Smee! Why is Peter Pan always flying? Because he neverlands! You, on the other hand, could land yourself a leafy South Kensington house worth £8.5m. Which, in fact, is the former home of Peter Pan playwright J.M. Barrie and inspired the magical, whimsical miracle that is Peter Pan! You know that part in Peter Pan where they are all up to no good (so like, the whole movie)? Well it’s apparently inspired by the top floor of the six-bedroomed home, where Wendy and Peter stand before flying off to Neverland. And, to be perfectly honest, the whole house […]

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All You Knead To Know About The Great British Bake Off Return

On your marks, get set… Let’s get baking! There’s nothing quite more British than enjoying a slice of cake and a cuppa while watching the Great British Bake Off. And, oh my, are we glad to be spending the next ten weeks engulfed in the wonderful world of baking! After all, who doesn’t love a bit of British baking banter? That’s right, the Great British Bake Off 2019 graced our screens, buns and all, with the first instalment on Tuesday, airing on Channel 4. (Here, in The Handbook office, we’ve already got a sweepstake going for who we want to […]

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How Do You Fancy The Sound Of A Neon Naked Life Drawing Class?

I feel like I start the majority of my articles here saying “well, I’ve seen it all now…” but honestly after this I think I might’ve! Neon naked life drawings are coming to London, doing just what they say on the tin. Life drawing is definitely something we all want to have a whack at but we’re too scared of getting out our unmentionables! But, this neon malarky totally gives you an excuse to bare all, because you’ll be covered in paint (ish)! So, what’s all the fuss about? Well, the Queen of Hoxton has decided to spice things up […]

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Like, Like! London Lavender To Light Up Your Instafeed…

Are we in the South of France? Non monsieur, c'est Croydon! London's loveliest lavender and where to find it...

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Brick Lane Displays Its True Colours With This Giant Chameleon Installation

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon, you come and goooo, you come and goooooo-ohhhhhh! Why are we singing about chameleons? Well because, dears, there’s a huge one coming to London and it’s definitely one ‘for the gram’. Whilst this sounds quite creepy and Kafka-esque, fear not, it’s actually pretty cool. This colour changing specimen will be found in the form of an eight-metre installation, crawling up the top of The Old Truman Brewery, to celebrate the hotly anticipated opening of nhow London Hotel! nhow hotel, for those who don’t know, is a razzmatazz of creative flair and luxury, opening up in […]

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Bouji! The Eurostar Gets ‘Push For Champagne’ Buttons

Bob Bob Ricard has clearly made its mark, and boy are we glad! The Eurostar has epically announced a ‘push for Champagne’ button on its service meaning pop-across trips to Paris, and adventures to Amsterdam are about to get a whole lot boozier, with delightfully chilled Champers. The bottle poppin’ service started this August, and means excitable earth explorers can find themselves some fizz by simple pushing a button. Gone will be the days of Heineken cans and Blossom Hill wine, now it’s getting boujee on the ol’ Eurostar, as the train service celebrates its upcoming twenty-fifth anniversary! All you’ll need […]

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My Fair Lady Di… Is Princess Diana: The Musical Coming To London?

As a musical about Princess Diana heads to Broadway, is it only a matter of time until it arrives in the West End?

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Who Does Divas’ ‘Dos? London’s Best Celebrity Hairdressers

Ever wondered how famous faces have equally famous hair? It's all thanks to these dedicated hair dressers, stylists and colourists...

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Where To Find Street Art You Can Banksy On

When you hear the words ‘street art’, you automatically think of young vandals running wild at night and ruining the walls of the local corner shop with bright spray paint, but lots of the work these artists do is actually mesmerising and admired. If you’re ready to take your artsy eye out of the galleries and into the streets, check out these spots around the city to find some of the most inspiring and unique pieces. Shoreditch Shoredtich is hip, creative and ‘down with the kids’ so it’s really no surprise it attracts so many street artists. In fact, there’s so […]

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Are You Going To London’s First Ever Floating Jazz Festival?

Iced tea, gosh we flippin’ love it. It saves us from hangovers and Britain’s occasional heatwave, and it kinda reminds us of being on holiday. But we must admit, our heads were somewhat turned back in February as the UK’s first and only cold brew tea bags, made using real tea leaves were released and, as if by magic, all of our Lipton dreams came true. We’re not the only ones to have got ourselves in a tizzy either as, this weekend, Real Iced Tea by Lipton are throwing an epic jazz inspired floating festival called Jazz On The Water which, unsurprisingly, will be London’s […]

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