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8 Courtyards To Cool Down In This Summer

There’s little more magical than a courtyard, a private space hidden deep within a building only accessible to an exclusive few. Think Oxbridge Colleges, Roman villas, Royal Palaces; that kind of thing. Plus, thankfully, lots of our favourite hotels and restaurants. And in the summer months...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Everything Negroni Going On This Summer

At The Handbook, we’re all for new quirky cocktails spots with bizarre flavour combos. But we’re also the first to admit you can’t go wrong with a classic, and let’s face it the Negroni is the holy grail of all cocktails. With 2019 marking the 100th anniversary since the...

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La Dolce Vita Makes A Splash At This Rooftop Pool

When life gives you lemons, make… a rooftop terrace? It’s not all doom and gloom in London when summer hits, because even if the sun decides it doesn’t want to play ball, there are always little tropical paradises to escape to scattered all around the city. This summer we’ll see a little slice of Italy arrive on our doorsteps as La Dolce Vita comes to The Berkeley, Belgravia’s landmark hotel. Lined with lemon trees surrounding this little taste of Italy, the hotel’s hidden garden and swimming pool will be the number one destination. It’ll also help to elevate your Instagram feed allowing […]

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The Tree-Mendous Jungle Terrace You Need To Visit

As sunnier climes creep up to finally drench London in a bit of well-deserved sunshine, we’re all hands on deck when it comes to the idea of a terrific terrace and a tantalising tipple. And, pandering to our post-work aperitif and glass-clinking dreams is the much-adored Dalloway Terrace; a venue that has really decided to play upon the theme of Leonard Woolf’s book, village in the jungle this summer. Offering up a ‘Jungle Lunch’ menu set amongst the flora and fauna of a re-imagined Sri Lanka, the terrace is steeped in gorgeous embellishments of giant banana leaves, tropical ferns and palm […]

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This Year’s Brand New Summer Rooftops

Like pigeons, chimneys and cyclone victims, we can always be found up on a rooftop. And unlike the all above, we’re normally to be found clutching a glass of Champagne and enjoying one of the best views in the world as London stretches away beneath us. Here’s a link to a fuller guide...

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Casa de Cuba Terrace, Jamaican Me Crazy!

Living among busy commuters, especially around the hustle and bustle of Oxford Circus, it’s not every day that we can enjoy soaking in the Cuban sun from across the other side of the globe. However, this is due to change, at least for the next few summer months. The Churchill Bar is transforming its award-winning terrace into a Cuban paradise so you too can step into Sir Winston Churchill’s adventurous shoes and enjoy a Cuban haven a little closer to home. From May 15th, The Churchill Bar unlocks its launch of ‘Casa de Cuba’ along with their transformed seasonal summer […]

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Once Up-On A Rooftop: 20 Rooftop Bars That’ll Make Your Summer

There’s a heat wave coming! No, really! A year on from Beast From The East and we’re now talking about a hot spell that will take us into May. So how are you going to spend it? Stock-piling Magnum Classics and working on an epic tan? Working in the garden on the mother of all topiaries?...

Travel

11 Of New York’s Best Rooftop Bars

New York, New York. It’s known as the city that never sleeps and thus holds status as the ideal place to party until the sun comes up. From buzzy spaces in five-star hotels to secret date night hideaways, NYC is home to some seriously snazzy rooftop bars. With a variety of cocktails and quick...

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Landmark Buildings You Can Actually Eat In

London is a city that abounds in iconic buildings, places seared into your memory since childhood. From Buckingham Palace to Big Ben, from the Tower of London to The Shard, even people who’ve never been here know London like they’ve lived here all their lives. They say that you’ve...

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