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Everything You Need To Know About The Ted Bundy Movie

It’s the movie we’ve all been waiting for after morbidly binging on the The Ted Bundy tapes on Netflix released earlier this year. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile has been dominating the news cycle as of late, and we’re pretty terrified about Zac Efron’s uncanny similarities to the serial killer in the film. If you live in London and have an Instagram then you’ll probably have seen Efron’s been zipping about the city, with his peroxide blond locks rocking up on red carpets, in the back of taxis and even at the Tottenham v Brighton match. Yep, random, we know. […]

Guides

5 New London – Inspired Afternoon Teas That You Can’t Miss

It may feel like another day, another new afternoon tea, but when they’re this good, we’re completely on board. These five new afternoon teas are all inspired by different aspects of London, whether it’s our treasured Crown jewels, notable figures who lent their name to our streets or designers who changed the fashion game forever. Get the elasticated waistbands at the ready because you’re going to be tucking into a lot of scones. Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square Tower Hill (0.1 miles) Did you know that the most visited artefacts in Britain are the Crown Jewels? Yep, […]

Openings & Launches

Kalifornia Dreamy: Kalifornia Kitchen Opens In Fulham

The march of the vegans continues, this time in Fulham as Kalifornia Kitchen announce that they’re coming to Fulham Markethall! The super trendy Fitzrovia restaurant opened just a few months ago and has already wowed us with their two main talents: incredible vegan food that you’d actually want to eat, whether you’re a vegan or not, and incredible antennae for what would make a dish or restaurant insanely Instagrammable. And your selfie stick won’t have to gather cobwebs for long, the restaurant will be opening in early May, and they’ll be bringing with them four exclusive new dishes. Remember the […]

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It’s London Marath-ON! Freebies For London Marathon Runners

As someone who won’t run for a London bus, I am in awe of anyone willing to put themselves through the torture and misery of training to run the London marathon. You guys deserve all the free stuff you can get your sweaty hands onto. Which is why we’ve helpfully compiled them all into a quick listicle. Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea South Kensington (0.6 miles) Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf may be pretty much on the marathon route, but it’s the Chelsea joint that’s offering runners a great giveaway in the form of a free breakfast the day AFTER the marathon. Anyone […]

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Rooftops and Terraces

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 […]

Rooftops and Terraces

BIG News: Pergola Paddington Returns This May

Disguising the city of London with ribbons of floral decor, palm trees and strings of lanterns, Pergola Paddington is arriving to show  that the summer months are most definitely en route. The hugely popular rooftop sees many of you raising glasses, donning sunnies and littering insta feeds with #summer snaps, and now we’ve heard the news that it’s coming back to add a tick to your summer bucketlist. Opening this May, we’re sure we’re not the only ones itching to get back up there to soak in the so-called British sun while pretending to be somewhere along the Mediterranean coastline. […]

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Native Bankside: The Uber Cosy Aparthotel You Need To Try

Last August Native Bankside threw open its doors to the public; another superb addition to the UK aparthotel operator Native, which has more than 25 properties across the UK. A sun-drenched Friday evening saw one of The Handbook team heading to sample its central London existence and it’s safe to say the brand didn’t disappoint with its cosy offering. Here, you’re amidst the bustling vibrancy of South Bank. London shines in full splendour across the River Thames, whilst tourists crowed the exterior of Shakespeare’s Globe marvelling at the history that engulfs it. Restaurants are rife, with post-work drinkers raising pints in […]

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News

Steak Out: The National Day Dedicated to Meat

If you have no intention of losing your veganity any time soon then it can feel like you’re in the minority. Everyone around you seems to be doing it and raving about the benefits. You’re part of #meatfreemondays but there’s no way you’re giving up that bacon sandwich at the weekend. Sound familiar? Well you’re in luck, because tomorrow is the first National Steak Day and it’s already proving to be wildly popular. No, this isn’t a day to gorge yourself senseless on as much meat as you can, but to appreciate the fact that if we all need to […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

We’re Getting Wisteria Hysteria For This Floral Courtyard Pop-Up

Bringing the countryside to your London doorstep can be tricky. Let’s face it, I’m sure we aren’t the only ones cooped up in shoebox-sized ‘studio’ apartments where the only sight of greenery is weeds forlornly growing by the side of a curb. Luckily, Nyetimber has done the hard work for us all, bringing the luxurious surroundings of the Nyetimber Estate, in the depths of the English countryside, to Rosewood London in Holborn.  Nestled away in the idyllic Rosewood London’s Edwardian courtyard, floral archways carve the pathways into this new magical secret garden. Opening this May,  guests will enter through an […]

Rooftops and Terraces

The Rooftop Bar That Comes With ‘Mexican Lady Wrestlers’

The Queen of Hoxton has chosen a theme for their summer rooftop, and it’s Mexican lady wrestlers. Too niche? Not at all, lucha libra, the incredibly colourful Mexican version of wrestling, is seriously hot right now, and with a summer promising to be equally warm it’s a smart choice. The Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop will become the den of the Luchadores (or lady wrestlers) and the whole space will be taking its inspiration from the frenetic fiestas and vividly coloured back-streets of Mexico’s San Christabel. We’re always a sucker for a rooftop, especially one with a theme. Add in ‘the baddest bitches in Mexican […]

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