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10 Of London’s Best Winter Terraces

When’s a terrace not a terrace? When it’s a rooftop? When it’s more bloody igloos (will we ever escape the igloos?). Well here’s a list of winter terraces. With some rooftops and igloos stirred in just to keep you as confused as we are.

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Best Christmas Cocktails To Drink In London

Christmas is the only time of year it’s acceptable to drink cocktails every week night and live on a diet exclusively of Quality Street and things wrapped in pastry. We’re not complaining and with the wealth of festive tipples London is spoiling us with this winter, we say embrace it.

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10 Of London’s Best Alpine Bars

The least convenient thing about some of the best bars in The Alps has to be the fact that they're not easily commutable from SW15. Well not any more, these London alpine lodge bars are perfect for recreating that ski chalet chic.

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11 Winter Rooftops You Need to Know About

Winter can do its worst for all we care, just so long as we're sipping cockails in a rooftop cabin...

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Openings & Launches

EXCLUSIVE: Pergola’s Urban Winter Hideaway Opens Today!

The Handbook has the skinny on the latest rooftop opening, which opens TODAY!

Seasonal & Celebrations

The First Igloos Of Winter Are Coming!

It's that time of year again, igloo season is upon us as Jimmy Garcia's launch their igloo bookings...

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Does Your Dog Want To Get Married On A Peckham Rooftop?

Everyone loves a wedding! The dress, the hymns, marquees and cake; there’s nothing more special than the solemn vows and the party afterwards, a deeply meaningful combination of the spiritual and plenty of spirits, the bringing together ancient families and oldest friends in a binding forever union. I mean, surely there’s nothing you’d want more for your dog? Yes, the city that’s got everything just struck again, and this time it’s offering your dog, your actual dog, the chance to get married on a rooftop (er, ‘wooftop’, surely?). Could anything be more magical? More momentous? Or more weird? Thanks to […]

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Health & Wellness

Hit The Roof And Get Fit At These 5 Rooftop Classes

It’s time to get high… Are rooftop fitness classes pushing rooftop bars to the sidelines this summer? No, probs not. But they are dominating the workout world, with their show-offy views and promises of continental breakfasts, so it’s no surprise we’re all desperately scrolling the web for them. But there is a down(ward dog) side to all fabulous things in life. In this case, it’s the wake up call as, if you’re looking to capture the sunrise for the Gram, you’re going to have to shuffle out of your slippers hella early. Six in fact, in most cases… but it’s so […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Most Instagrammable Terrace Gets A Makeover

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 loves to dabble in a bit of flora and fauna to reflect the changing of the seasons and has been coined as “one of London’s most Instagrammable restaurants,” by Vogue! Recently, they played upon the theme of Leonard Woolf’s book, village in the jungle. Offering up a ‘Jungle Lunch’ menu set […]

Things to do Outdoors

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, there’s little better way to enjoy the summer sun than in a hidden courtyard away from the bustling crowds. St Martins Lane Leicester Square (0.2 miles) If lions sleep in dens then St Martins Lane hotel are letting Veuve Clicquot do the roaring. The Den has teamed up with the famous Champagne house and […]

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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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