Seasonal & Celebrations

18 Things To Do Between Christmas And New Year

The space between Christmas and New Year is a bit of a limbo – you’ve opened your pressies, you’re awkwardly unsure of whether to check your e-mails or if it’s still Christmas break, but you’d be distracted by the festive chocolates and TV shows anyway. Boxing Day has seen you burn a sizeable chunk in the credit card and you don’t really know if it’s socially acceptable to hang out with your pals whilst your family are over visiting from some far-fetched land. Look, we’ve got your back. Fill up the six interim days with incredibly fun things to do […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

This Underground Pirate Ship Sounds Incredible

Ooo, arr! Shiver me timbers! All hands hoay! Hornswaggle! Sailing into 2019 is a nautical adventure like no other, courtesy of Bompas & Parr. To unpathed waters and, undreamed shores, the pirate ship of dreams will drift in on the world’s biggest boating lake. That’s right, world’s biggest! Taking place in Zone 1, (yep, turns out the world’s biggest boating lake is in Zone 1 in London – who knew!) the immersive experience will run for three months, beginning towards the end of January and ending, to our dismay, until the end of March. Bompas & Parr has partnered with […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

There’s A Secret New Immersive Thriller Coming to London

A serial killer has been on the loose. A man is in custody. A notorious, dangerous psychopath has finally been caught. The police think they have their man. The city can now sleep easy. Or can they? Fresh from a sell-out run of Secret Theatre Singapore, the team are back in London for an epic, chilling immersive courtroom thriller. Dubbed as Silence of the Lambs meets Black Mirror, guests will be transported to a time where the audience decide the fate of the accused. Time and technology have eclipsed the need for a jury of fellow people. Taking place in […]

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Articles You’ve Loved the MOST In 2018

It’s been rather a good year for The Handbook if we say so ourselves (always have to back yourself), we’ve launched our travel section, branched out into lifestyle and you lot seem to be enjoying it. As 2018 comes to a close, we look back at the most popular content of the year.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

No Mr Bond, I Expect You To Dine! London’s ‘Spystraunts’

There are more spies in London than you can shake a poison-tipped umbrella at, with a recent report suggesting that Russia, alone, has over 200 intelligence officers handling an estimated 500 agents here. In the words of Watergate’s ‘Deep Throat’, “Follow the money”...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where The Magic Happens: 5 Spellbinding Restaurants

Say Ava Cadavra to boring meals spent discussing Brexit or lamenting your lack of love life (hint, maybe it’s because you’re spending your meals discussing Brxit?). No, like ketchup, what most meals really need is a magician… So here’s a list we just magic-ed up, in case...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The 7 Cannabis Joints Giving Us The Munchies

Recently there has been various proliferations where food is concerned; ‘bleeding’ vegan burgers, crossushi and orange wine being just three of many. However now, it seems we’re moving in a new direction with CBD leading the way. But what exactly is it? Well, aside from being a $1...

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Could Londrino Be London’s Best Portuguese?

You never really say “ah, I fancy, um, Portuguese cuisine tonight” do you? Instead we opt for things more along the lines of Chinese, Italian or perhaps Vegan what with the changing of the times. And yet perhaps a visit to Londrino would change up that thought process. The Portugese word for Londoner is, in fact, Londrino – so no, they’ve haven’t just decided to get all flamboyant with the name but have instead catered the title to the every-day Londoner. Headed up by chef Leandro Carreira, the London Bridge spot plays with flavours and meets, at points, the influence […]

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You’d Have To Be A Luna-tic To Miss This Open Air Cinema

Oh the great returneth of ye olde Luna Cinema has arrived in time for Christmas and we’re oh so jolly about the news. Luna Cinema is the unarguably popular film experience that pops up at pretty much all of the most elaborate buildings in the UK and, due to its namesake, there is always a darn good moon shining down as popcorn clutches enjoy their favourite flicks outdoors. Now, Luna Cinema has returned for a few festive shenanigans, showing a bunch of Christmas films that we all know, love and want to watch again and again and again and… you […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

19 Of London’s Cosiest Fireplaces

Look outside. Winter isn’t just coming – it’s well and truly here. If you’re going to leave the house (and, let’s face it, it’s a big ‘if’), then you’re going to need to find somewhere cosy. Somewhere warm and comfortable. And, if possible, with a drinking license. Fortunately, beneath the icy exterior, London has a wonderful selection of pubs with the only thing that can make winter enjoyable – a roaring fireplace. After you’ve spent hours trudging around in the cold, a stiff drink beside a proper fire will make you feel human again. Check out our guide to the […]

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