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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Midnight Swimming, This Summer’s Latest Craze

If you decided to have a splash in the British sea under the moonlight, you’d end up with hypothermia. So when we found out Hampton Pool was running midnight swimming sessions in their heated pool, we freaked out! It’s time to whack out your favourite swimsuit and get your breaststroke on, we’re off for a swim! If you fancy throwing on the arm bands and basking under the moonrays step forward, this South West London pool have come up with a genius idea, midnight swimming. Hampton Pool is a 36 metre ‘hidden secret’ of a pool next to Bushy Park and it’s […]

Fashion & Beauty

The Coveted Comfort Swap Shop In Partnership With ELLE And Cosmopolitan

Does your wardrobe look like a bomb went off in a bring-and-buy sale? Is your bedroom reminiscent of a changing room floor? If finding an outfit to wear on a night out involves sifting through five-year-old denims and Halloween costumes from circa 2005, then there’s a solution made specially for you. ELLE and Cosmopolitan are urging you to ditch your the clutter and the never-worn-it-never-wills, and replace them with something new and unique – welcome to the Comfort Swap Shop! In partnership with The Prince’s Trust, the dreamy swap shop will take away the drama of stealing your flat-mate’s clothes and allow you to feast […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Howl With Happiness At 10 Of London’s Best Doggy Menus

It’s always a bit of a faff when you’re dying for a boozy bottomless brunch but Fido needs a walk. Well, we’ve got you sorted with some epic doggy menus that’ll put a toothy grin on any woofer’s face – from pugs to pointers! Whether it’s free-flowing...

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10 Summer Shows You Simply Have To See

Summer season at the theatre and how do you chose what to watch? With so many showstoppers in London’s bright lights it’s tricky to know which is the one for you. So, here at The Handbook we have compiled a first class selection for your very own perusal, showcasing a huge variety of...

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Catapult Into Gingerline’s Latest Immersive Dining Experience

Beware! You’re about to be catapulted through a tantalising taste adventure hidden in Gingerline’s secret headquarters. Yep, that’s right, the Gingerline creatives have been hard at work creating the next of their latest interactive multi-dimensional dining experience, Chambers_. Returning to their secret HQ in Hoxton, Chambers_ is back with a brand-new dining adventure (and even a shiny new name!). In true Gingerline style, it’s super top secret so we’ve broken down the gist of the experience just for you. But shhh, don’t tell anyone! This summer, adventurers will embark on a two hour playful endeavour through five different dining dimensions. In […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Row, Row, Row Your Boat: 5 Of London’s Best Unique Boating Experiences

Ahoy there! Be the captain of your very own vessel for the day as you embark on a sailing adventure across London. And, oh buoy, does London have boating experiences for you! From BBQing along Regent’s Canal or paddleboarding up and down The Thames. But alas, we’re tying a knot with the...

Culture

The Oblique Life: London’s Boundary Breaking Members’ Club

Double acts to one side, there are some pretty impressive trios on our planet. From Harry, Ron and Hermione who have achieved some pretty spellbinding stuff together – you know, fighting dementors, three-headed dogs and he who can’t be named – to Alvin And The Chipmunks, Charlie’s Angels and no forgetting The Powerpuff Girls! Suffice to say, a lot of good things can be achieved when a tantalising trio comes to the forefront – The Oblique Life being one of them. What the heck is this, you ask? Well, started by three brothers – and, as a result, another very […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Queen Just Launched An Escape Room At Buckingham Palace!

Buckingham Palace famously take their security very seriously. My car once broke down on Constitution Hill and I was swarmed with plain clothes policemen in minutes. So surprisingly, for a building that’s notoriously difficult to get into, they’re now making it incredibly tricky to get out. Welcome to the escape room. So what is a Buckingham Palace escape room like? Do you have to crack the enigma code while Prince Harry stalks around dressed as a Nazi? Do you have to drink Princess Margaret under the table or wrestle to the death with a corgi? No, you have to solve […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Grab Your Hats, Heels & Horses

Guys, we’ve got some big news – neigh messing around! The London Cabaret Club are bringing back their immersive Hats, Heels & Horses show and it’s packed full of action, vibrant colours and outfits that are giving us some serious summer wardrobe inspo. The show centres around all things quintessentially British summer time – hence the title – with top hats and teacups aplenty. This is why there seems to be no better place than Bloomsbury Ballroom to breathe new life into the popular performance. Rivalling the jazz hands and booty shakes of the Strictly Come Dancing crew, Hats, Heels & Horses […]

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The Café Proving There’s Such A Thing As A Free Lunch (If You’re Kind)

Amongst the hustle and bustle of busy commutes and jam-packed streets, it’s easy to lose yourself in a moment of frustration. To help you fight this is the Kindness Café, where kindness is the cash and in return, Londoner’s will be treated to a free plant-based lunch, made by Gosh! Food. On June 28th and 29th, the Gosh! Kindness Café will be pitching up at Shoreditch Boxpark, fuelling busy workers and passers-by with free wholesome grub. All you’ll have to do is pledge an act of kindness for a fellow human or animal, pin to the pledge wall and you’ll […]

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