Openings & Launches

This Debaucherous Bar Is Reopening After 100 Years

Fancy heading to London’s latest opening where the history is more debauched than a Shelby brothers’ Christmas party, the interiors mind-bending and the drinks as heady as they come? You’re in the right place. Opening this week nearly 100 years since it last closed its infamous doors, The Lost Alhambra has been revived by The Adventure Group Bar, the team behind the likes of Instagram favourites Tonight Josephine, Bar Elba and Blame Gloria. Back in 1854, The Alhambra Theatre, as it was known, was one of the few bars to accept woman inside without the escort of a man. Well, you […]

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Pasta La Vista: London’s Best Pasta Restaurants

From fine dining to quick and easy, pasta restaurants, like their creations, come in many shapes and sizes. Here are our favourites in London...

Openings & Launches

The Legend Lives On: Le Comptoir Robuchon To Open

In honour of the superstar chef, two new London restaurants are set to open under the Joël Robuchon name, with the first opening this Friday! Find out all the juicy details here...

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Green & Pleasant Land? Why Lonely Planet Just Named Us As #2 In The World

While William Blake waxed lyrical about our green and pleasant land, it’s rare England makes a ‘top places to visit’ list. Not anymore, the bible of all things travel, Lonely Planet, has announced the top 10 countries to travel to in 2020, and we’ve not only made the list but come in at an...

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Whoopi! Sister Act Comes To The West End

It's just been announced and already it's the summer's most hotly anticipated show, Sister Act is heading to London!


See St Paul’s In A Whole New Light

This weekend make sure you catch the moving light display projected onto St Pauls telling the story of the cathedral's survival during the Blitz...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Your Last Chance To Board The Gingerline

The London dining experience that’s harder to get tickets for than a Brexit deal has been running full pelt since July and readers of the Handbook are in for a treat. We’ve got our hands on last minute tickets for Gingerline’s Chambers – if you’ve not heard about it a. where have you been for the past few years? And b. more on that later. And, to celebrate, Gingerline are giving The Handbook readers an extra drink on them when you book your last minute place for the experience on 1st November, simply enter promo code GLHANDBOOK when promoted on […]

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7 Stunning Luxury Eco Hotels To Visit Now

Luxury travel doesn't have to destroy the environment. Here are 7 eco luxury hotels you'll want to discover...

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Tough Mudder’s Founder Has Launched A London Experience & There’s No Mud Involved

Fancy signing up for the next Tough Mudder? Neither do we. Cottoning on to the fact that not everyone wants to get head deep in mud, Tough Mudder Founder Will Dean has launched a new interactive experience… and it takes place indoors in a mud-free zone. Phew! Hitting London’s Southbank this October, the Electronic Theatre’s Lightbox consists of futuristic rooms hosting up to six players at a time. These ‘LightBox’ rooms feature a range of technologies such as projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking and surround sound to deliver a hyper-immersive experience. Teams will be put through a series of […]


How To Up Your Vitamin D Levels In Winter

The clocks go back this weekend which means an extra hour in bed – we can hear London’s night owls simultaneously rejoice. Don’t get too excited, come Monday morning, that extra hour will seem like a distant, dark memory as we fumble for our phones to hit snooze one more time. Reality check: we’ll be getting up and coming home from work in the dark until February. Less sunlight hours means less vitamin D which is responsible for keeping so much of our good health in check, from bone strength to our immune system, circulation to brain function. It’s also […]

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Best New Books To Curl Up With

If your bedside table is looking a little bare in the books department, there are plenty of new tomes to keep bona fide bookworms busy from now until Christmas. From witty memoirs to the new thriller everyone’s talking about, no matter what you’re into here are the best new releases to...

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Nightcap: The Best Hotel Bars In London

From five star luxury to unique boutique boltholes, pull up a pew and knock knees at one of London’s best hotel bars. With some of the best cocktail menus in town, inspiring interiors and Instagram opportunities in every corner, here are our top 24 to wet your whistle at.

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