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6 Dog-Friendly Gyms

Going to the gym is an everyday event, like brushing your teeth, PPI calls or missing your bus and arriving into work late. And who wouldn’t want to share those things with their dog? Maybe using a different toothbrush. Dogs are increasingly acceptable pretty much everywhere, dog-friendly...

Health & Wellness

Is London Killing You? How To Avoid Deadly Air Pollution

Last year London hit its legal air pollution limit FOR THE YEAR in less than a month, this year it’s looking like the capital might be able to beat it’s personal best. Which is really bad news for us Londoners. We’re less than a month into 2019 and we’ve already breathed in what’s regarded as the maximum safe amount for a whole 12 months. According to researchers, a normal day’s exposure in the capital is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes, albeit significantly cheaper and without the faff of popping outside to the fire escape every half hour, so it’s clear that […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

13 Blue Monday Deals To Get Rid Of The Feels

It’s rather depressing having to write this but the rumours are in fact true, there is a most depressing day of the year and it so happens to be Monday, the 21st of January. Sky Travel calculated the day using various sums and algorithms back in 2005 and it sadly seems to have stuck, now giving us an actual calendar date named, Blue Monday, for our woes, duvet days and snooze-button pressing in dark and dismal Jan. It’s a time of limbo when mince pies have been eaten long ago, you’re desperately trying to lose the weight you promised yourself […]

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Culture

101 London Date Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Dating in the City

You’ve probably ended up here after a curious Google of “date ideas in London” or “fabulous date ideas…!” You get the gist! Anyway, we’ve all been there, flicking through pages in frantic search of where to take your better half, and let’s face it, if you’re not in a relationship / marriage / convent and haven’t started cuffing then you need to get on that ASAP in order to find the one (or someone) for V Day. Once they are well and truly cuffed, you then need to work out where you’re going to go. And luckily enough for you we’re […]

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Travel

Meribel, The Ski Resort You’ll Never Want To Leave

There are many things you enjoy as a child that do not quite keep the same magic once you’re an adult. Watching the same three Disney movies on loop for months on end is one (RIP Mufasa); running around and splashing about in puddles of mud is another. It is all well and good to try and keep in...

Openings & Launches

86 Of The Best New Restaurants

As Virgina Woolf once rightly said: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well,” something we here at The Handbook can totally vouch for! And if you are a Handbooker then you’ll know that we love nothing more than food, glorious food. Which is why, each month, we dig deep to bring you a listical of all the brand spanking new openings across the capital. And, as the year comes to a close, it’s time to cast our minds back to all of the locations that have totally wow-ed us, and will continue to […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Have You Seen Canary Wharf’s Incredible Winter Lights Festival?

Photo credit: @stylepersonal, @irumtje, @henrysx Who said that just because Christmas and all of its marvellous festivities are over it means we can’t have vivacious, electric and mesmerising light festivals across this booming city of ours? Well, one busy financial hub that certainly did not say it is Canary Wharf; the proof being their incredibly must-see light display that’ll break your phone with beauty. Banishing rumours that Christmas is the only time for sparkle, the region of London turned on their charm on Tuesday with a light display that showcases installations of neon and LED galore, eccentrically shaped objects resembling shards of glowing glass, […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Hotel Empowering Female Filmmakers

Now over 100 years since women got the vote, it’s safe to say that us ladies are having a moment. In fact, we’re having way more than just a moment, we’re here to stay and grow together in ways undefined. This includes breaking through in the film industry, pushing stereotypes to the wayside and embrace our creative prowess. This being something Bulgari Hotel London is equally as excited to promote. The hotel has announced its full line-up for the whopping second edition of its Breakthrough Women in Film Series showcasing three who run the world, GIRLS! style events to kickstart 2019 with a […]

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Best Brunches

14 Of The Best Boozy Brunches

Bottomless: unless you’re buying a boat or you’re a colorectal surgeon, one of the sweetest words to hear. The endless possibility of a brunch with unlimited alcohol. Free-flowing bubbles to accompany a delicious meal, Aprol Spritzes like spritz is about to be banned. Bottomless is sweet to the ear and even more so to the mouth. So without further ado (because unlike everything else on this page, my time is not bottomless) are our fave new bottomless brunches.   Galvin HOP What: Hop to it Galvin HOP, the little sister to Galvin La Chapelle, is a great low-key bistro with […]

Culture

The App That’ll See You Dating By Valentines

It’s that time of year where, if you look closely enough, you may just be able to see a little man flying about the sky somewhat resembling the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars. Yep, Cupid and his bow and arrow are on their way back for another year of Valentine’s Day matchmaking. However, if your singleton self has not yet felt the pang of an arrow in the back it might just be time to turn to the The Inner Circle, the dating app with a real difference, and one that we can’t get […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

BIG News: London Gets Its Own Version Of Disneyland

Alton Towers pack your bags, Thorpe Park we’ll see you later, Chessington World of Adventures get gone, there’s a new kid on the theme park block, and it’s pretty darn magical! An entertainment resort that closely resembles Disneyland is parking up a 17-min train ride outside of London and we’ve got our magical carpets at the ready to Alice in Wonderland our way to its front doors. The theme park is a Hollywood-cum-Disneyland conglomeration that is bringing back all sorts of childlike qualities in us, set to be riddled with all sorts of rides, attractions, live shows and parades. Named […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Cheese Terrace That Comes With A Private Fondue Waiter

If you’re as fond-ue of cheese as we are then this will be a brie-lliant chance to gorge-onzola yourself. In other words, you gouda check it out… Le Pont de la Tour, the French Thames-side restaurant by Tower Bridge (clue’s in le nom), have launched a new cheese room and it comes with its own private fondue waiter. The intimate dining experience takes place throughout January in one of their posh sheds overlooking the Thames and the hut comes with the ultimate fondue feast. Take up to three friends and enjoy a three course menu with Champagne. The menu, starting […]

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