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LVMH Hotel Is Coming To London & It’s Kate & Wills’ Favourite

It’s very on brand for London to have a luxury hotel chain make its way onto the streets of high-end Mayfair, so it’s of little surprise that French luxury goods company LVMH – Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is bringing its Cheval Blanc brand to the city with the launch of a 83-bedroom hotel. The plans unveiled that it could be the most expensive hotel built in London, so it’s hardly surprising that the brand is an absolute favourite with the Royals and celebrities like Jay Z and Beyonce. This world class hotel will be located within a seven-storey property and a […]

Culture

Is Megan Coming Back? Everything We Know About Love Island 2019…

It’s the biggest date of the year, no not your wedding anniversary, mum’s birthday or the next Brexit deadline: but it’s just five weeks until Love Island hits our screens again. Prepare to surrender eight hours a week (that’s a whole working day) to the all-consuming power that is Caroline Flack, the villa, Casa Amore and ‘I’ve gotta TEXT’. So what do we know so far about the upcoming fifth season of the Isle that is Love? Megan Hanson might be in it… Rumours are flying. Not only are she and Charlie Brake now somehow an item (despite an acrimonious […]

Things to do Outdoors

It’s Wisteria Season And Instagram’s Going Crazy

Prepare for wisteria hysteria, the purple plant is fully in bloom and everyone on Insta’s going crazy for it. Step aside Peggy Porschen, sunsets be gone, there’s only one show in town and it’s London’s wonderful wisteria. So here’s where to head to check out all the wisteria on display in the capital right now; smart phones at the ready… De Very Gardens, South Kensington   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Charlotte Reid (@charlotteswonderland) on Apr 29, 2019 at 9:42am PDT The royal borough is perfect for wisteria spotters. Though we hope all the curtains and […]

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Culture

How About A Jump Back In Time To The Roaring 20s?

It’s dating season, which means it’s time to get off the sofa where you’ve been complaining about being single. Instead, it’s time to get out your finest flirting outfit and go meet some attractive singles, which leads us nicely to The Inner Circle’s next London event, and this one is big. You’ve probably seen the posters around for the Immersive Great Gatsby that’s been running for a while now. Imagine going to that, being completely immersed in an insanely cool theatrical experience, but also with a cocktail in your hand and surrounded by singles to flirt with. This is the […]

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Best Brunches

Did Someone Say Bottomless Frosé Brunch?

Bottomless frosé brunch? Oh, go on then you cheeky devils! Tipples just a whole lot more sexy for summer as W London launch a brunch so pink Barbie would be jealous. Frosé – or frozen rosé, for those who dabble in pints, pies and have no idea what on earth frosé is, will be found in pretty pink abundance at the Leicester Square-based hotel this summer, welcoming guests to grab a drink and a brain freeze just in time for summer. The newly launched brunch will be available every Saturday and as all good things come in sixes – or […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

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.  […]

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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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Features

The Heartbreaking Story Of The Toddler Abducted In Kenya

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Londoner Daisy, a friend of The Handbook, lives with her husband Matt and their son, three-year-old Kiano, in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. They’re a close and loving family. Just before dinner a couple of Fridays ago a mob stormed the couple’s house and abducted their child. Now they’re appealing to anyone at all in a position to help to bring back their baby. Daisy and Matt Mazzoncini weren’t able to have children, but moved their lives to Kenya in 2016 after meeting baby Kiano while on holiday. Found abandoned by a gardener in a […]

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Culture

Food For Thought: 10 Fab Foodie Podcasts

Looking for something to listen to on your commute, want to learn something about the food we eat or are you after some recipe inspiration? We’ve rounded up five of our favourite foodie podcasts that will satisfy all those cravings. We don’t recommend you listen to them when your hungry though, snacks will be required. Cook The Perfect… Cook The Perfect is a podcast hosted by Woman’s Hour Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey. They’re joined by food writers and chefs to discuss how to make the perfect home-cooked dishes. Guests include Nigel Slater and his dark chocolate spiced cake, Rick […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Land’s End: The Super Yacht That Floats Our Boat

When it comes to London we’re oh so accustomed to eclectic eateries in far-flung spaces, and Sunborn London certainly nuzzled into the latter. The Land’s End restaurant, housed on a dazzling moored ship located in Royal Victoria Dock, comes equipped with romantic city views, with Emirates Air Line cable car, Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena etched into the sultry skyline. Entry into the venue itself is somewhat spy-like; journeying into an elevator from an unsuspecting doorway takes you up to a reception area that boasts a centrepiece chandelier and curling carpeted stairways. The floating sanctuary, despite being spellbinding, was […]

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