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7 Things To Book In London This Winter (Before They Sell Out)

As the autumn days and dark nights draw in, there’s no reason your social life shouldn’t be as bountiful as summer’s park picnics, heady day festivals and rooftop tipples. Thankfully, there’s a wealth of events taking place now, right through to the Christmas period – and it’s longer...

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London’s Fanciest Fancy Dress Shops

When it comes to fancy dress there is no point in doing things by halves, we take the ‘go big or go home’ approach. A dab of face paint or a sexy mouse/nurse/vegetable isn’t going to cut it either. When it comes to dressing up for Halloween or that dramatic party head to one of these shops and get ready to take home the Best Dressed award. National Theatre Costume Hire  A far cry from the outfits that you’d cobble together as a student, the costumes that you can hire from the National Theatre 1) won’t fall apart when you […]

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All Of This Year’s Astonishing Advent Calendars

Cop an eyeful of these dazzling advent calendars that are yours for the taking. Except you have to wait until December to get cracking with, given how wow-worthy these calendars are, is really testing our patience. From doors filled with gin, to John Lewis’ epic beauty offering, to calendars...

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40 Spellbinding Christmas Party Venues

It’s less than three months to go until the big day and your boss has just lumbered you with the task of organising the office Christmas party. In a bid to not let the whole office of 100 pile into Frankie and Benny’s like last year, The Handbook elves have been busy in Santa’s...

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There’s No, Ho, Ho, Time Like The Present To Book Your Street Feast Party

Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, children siiiiiinging Christian rhymes, with logs on the fire, gifts on the tree, it’s a time to re- Oh, sorry about that, we’re getting carried away because it’s September so that’s, like, basically Christmas, right? Wrong. But, there’s no denying that the countdown is on, and whether you’re someone who buys your pressies on Boxing Day, or perhaps you’re a last minute Michael and you rummage for odd socks for Dad at 4am on Christmas Eve, one thing everyone has in common is their love of Christmas food and frolics! Enter Street Feast! Providing some […]

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Boris Isn’t The Only Eton Mess In Town: 9 Best Places For Eton Mess

It’s jolly boating weather, so how better to celebrate than to swing together to one of these spots serving some of London’s best Eton Mess. Eton College may have given us Boris Johnson, 18 prime ministers, half the last cabinet, the archbishop of Canterbury and our future king, but let’s not hold all that against them, after all they’ve also given us one of the best puddings known to mankind. The dish, full of meringuey, strawberryish goodness is pretty much a national dessert and the perfect summer pudding. So let’s get stuck in…   Manetta’s What: Eton Less Mess Why: […]

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Have A Star Spangled Dinner This Independence Day In London

At the time of writing this listicle, images are being beamed around the world of the British colonial flag being raised in Hong Kong’s parliament by protestors furious at heavy-handed Chinese rule. Given the state of politics in the United States of America right now, perhaps the umbrella...

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Dinner Is Served: Where To Eat Out During Wimbledon Championships 🎾

When it comes to tennis, as nation, we’re pretty ‘meh, take it or leave it’, but for one fortnight only we care about nothing else. During Wimbledon we’re obsessive, dyed-in-the-wool tennis fans, digging out our whites, restringing our rackets, a state of heightened national...

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Here Comes The Sun! The MET Office Say There’s A Heatwave Coming!

It was all going so well, summer was well and truly here and people were commuting in shorts and briefcases. Then last week happened; a bigger washout than the Tory leadership debate, with rain and drizzle and plummeting temperatures. Well if last week was November-with-leaves, this week we’ll see the start of Saudi-with-scenery. Welcome to the heatwave… apparently. According to the Met Office, temperatures are going to start climbing toward the week end, great if you’re planning a picnic, a game of beach cricket or just sitting in the garden, slathered in oil and sprawled across a sun lounger. Less […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Father’s Day In London

Father’s Day is often brushed aside and forgotten about while everyone rigorously plans out elaborate celebrations for next year’s Mother’s Day. Dads are the ones who fork out lump sums when we’re running low on rent…again. And try endlessly to get us to support their...

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