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Life’s A (London City) Beach

If your idea of summer is lazing on a day bed in a beach club outside St Tropez or beside the lapping waves of the Caribbean in Barbados, sipping a pina colada and soaking up the rays at an exclusive beach party, how does  trading all that for bank of the Thames at Waterloo sound? Great, right? London City Beach is returning this summer for a limited time and the only thing hotter than these tickets to their exclusive summer parties will be you as you lie there in your swimmers, party to the DJ beats and drink Laurent Perrier […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bottomless Steak & Wine? Better Get Moo-ving…

OK, so we’ve got some great news and it involves a whole load of steak and wine and, as a result, a whole lot of feeling fine! Bottomless brunchers, eat your hearts out, as steak aficionados Gaucho Smithfield have just launched their bottomless steak and wine evenings named Beef & Bottle and, to be perfectly honest, we can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend! If you’re someone who pops steak night on the calendar more regularly than sex night, then this is one for the beefy bucketlist. Gaucho wows with its Argentine flavours and the restaurant group are luminary […]

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Under The Sea With Chelsea In Bloom

If you’ve been reading The Handbook over the last few weeks, you’ll know how floral mad we’ve gone – from floral rooftops to wisteria hysteria, we’ve covered it all. We aren’t the only ones who have gone mad over this floral frenzy either, it’s splattered left, right and centre across social media, especially on the ‘gram. And trust us, from what we can see, it’s only just the beginning. Just look at Chelsea! It’s utterly submerged in outlandishly awesome floral displays that have people stopping to grab photos. Produced by Cadogan, in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, Chelsea in […]

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Culture

We’re Going To The Moon! London’s Newest Festival Comes To Greenwich

Our favourite satellite of them all, after Sputnik, and maybe the one that does Sky Sports, has to be the Moon. We flipping love the Moon, with it’s little acne face beaming down on us as we snore; Neil Armstrong once walked on it and a cow once jumped over it. And now it’s coming to Greenwich. Moon Festival is a week-long cultural smorgasbord of events taking place in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, and it all revolves around the moon (although, obviously, the moon will be revolving around us, but you know what we mean). The combo of politics, […]

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Get Your Strap On At These Five Posh Sex Parties

Birthday parties, leaving parties, engagement parties, sex parties; they’re all just parties, right? Okay, you’d hope for less bodily fluid at a colleague’s leaving party, but still, it’s all in the same ball park. I mean, I got a leaflet through from the Brexit Party...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Floral Frenzy: Chelsea In Bloom 2019

If you’ve been reading The Handbook over the last few weeks, you’ll know how floral mad we’ve gone – from floral rooftops to wisteria hysteria, we’ve covered it all. We aren’t the only ones who have gone mad over this floral frenzy either, it’s splattered left, right and centre across social media, especially on the ‘gram. And trust us, from what we can see, it’s only just the beginning. Later this month, Chelsea in Bloom, returns to Chelsea’s most iconic streets with stunning floral displays, extending the Chelsea Flower Show to the the local neighbourhood for free. Produced by Cadogan, in […]

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Best Festival In London? My Asparag-Arse!

Festival season is properly on, and so is this years’s asparagus season, so what could be better than combining the two? Unless you’re visiting the Portaloos, that is. So think the folks at the West Hampstead Asparagus Festival, at least, who will head to the genteel surroundings of the London’s Farmer’s Market where the spikey veg will play centre stage, being included in all manner of foodstuffs including asparagus pizza, freshly baked asparagus tarts, asparagus pesto, and asparagus ravioli. As if that wasn’t enough, local joint Ham Restaurant will be joining the asparagussy madness thanks to Head Chef Matt Osborne. The […]

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There’s An Aperol Splash Pool Coming To London

Yes, the orange tinged rumours are indeed true. There’s an Aperol Lido coming to London in celebration of the punchy favourite, Aperol Spritz, reaching a whopping 100 years old. Despite “getting on a bit” the Aperol Spritz still tastes flipping good, but what’s even better is a whole lido of the stuff. Orange you glad you clicked on this article? For just eight days only, Londoners can quench their thirsts by splashing about in an Aperol pool. The orange-hued extravaganza arrives in Shoreditch in May for eight nights only – so think fast! The initiative comes as part of Aperol Spritz Big […]

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Pier Pressure: 8 Reasons To Visit Brighton During The Fringe

Jolting up each morning as your alarm blares out the haunting sound screeching out of your iPhone is something which happens to the majority of us. I’m sure plenty of you have the luxury of working close to your home so you haven’t got to endure a long ol’ commute each day, twice over – for me, and many others I must add, my morning starts at 6am with my alarm and my commute ends at 8pm each night. These incredibly long days often leaves me wondering whether I need to give up my dream of living in my favourite city.  […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

London’s Whackiest Race Returns

London has a lot of crazy events going on, from the mental monster obstacle course, to weirdo museums to Brexit. But the top etchelon has to include Ally Pally’s Red Bull Soapbox race, so nutty that it’s become an national institution, equally bizarre and thrilling. It’s Cool Runnings meets Felix Baumgartner meets flying paper maché Boris Johnson. The concept is simple. Using only gravity competitors must get themselves and their homemade contraptions from the top of the course to the end. Oh, and over any obstacles en route. The soapbox cars themselves come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the […]

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