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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Veganuary’s BACK! Check Out These Restaurants Going Vegan

Everyone’s least favourite portmanteau after Brexit is back again! The word may grate like fingernails on a blackboard, but otherwise there’s not much to dislike about Veganuary. Whether you’ve dedicated your January to telling people that you’ve ‘gone vegan’ or...

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Travel

15 Perfect UK Winter Getaways

If you’re anything like me then you’re looking at your diary with increasing levels of anxiety as all the free time is being gobbled up by Christmas parties, work dos, catch ups with friends you don’t really want to see and family obligations you can’t think of a reason to bail on. So here’s a top tip, sack them all off for a weekend of ‘me time’. Coerce your partner, a friend, an open-minded Tinder date, in fact anyone, or just fly solo, and consider one of the following: a getaway within three hours of London. And the best thing […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

11 Dazzling Spots To See Festive Lights

Can you believe ’tis the season again? Literally, where did the year go! With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to get cosy in over-sized jumpers, grab hold of a mulled wine and go to Christmas light switch-ons, which, in London, are pretty darn special might we add! You may have missed the Oxford Street switch-on earlier this week but trust us, there’s plenty more where that came from! So, if you’re a bit Bah! Humbug about the festivities, hopefully one of these events can change your mind…you big ol’ Scrooge!

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Travel

10 Of The World’s Most Instagrammable Hotels

Whilst we admit there are way more than just 10 Instagrammable hotels residing on our vast planet, we dug deep to provide you with a list of some of our best. So as the new year falls upon us, why not give the bucketlist a bit of a revamp and travel to some of the places that’ll make you the envy of all your pals. So, if your Insta feed is looking a bit sparse and devoid of colour (or even giraffes poking their heads into your brekky… ) then we’ve got you covered. Queue the places that don’t need […]

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Features

Our Punniest Headlines Of 2018

They say that sarcasm’s the lowest form of wit. They’re wrong, it’s got to be the pun. And yet, here at The Handbook, we’ve spent 2018 elevating it to, if not art, then at least half decent graffiti. We’ve deployed more punny headlines in 2018 than in the last ten...

Reviews

10 Places We’ve Loved Reviewing In 2018

Okay, so Kate Adie might be reporting amid a hail of Taliban bullets, I get that. But reviewing Michelin starred restaurants for a living gets pretty hairy too. Like, Emily, in the office, had a diabetes scare that whisked her to the doctor’s just yesterday, while Lottie once missed her last...

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Culture

10 Must-See Shows This Christmas

With no shortage of theatre in London, it’s difficult to know where to begin when booking tickets. To save you some time, we’ve selected some must-sees for the coming winter season; whether you’re looking to get jolly with festive cheer or tip toe into unchartered water with some newly minted theatre- we’ve got you covered! To begin proceedings, we’ve compiled a short list of the best theatre for the festive period. With a line up this good, we don’t doubt your Christmas list may read a little like a theatre billing this year…

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Seasonal & Celebrations

New Year, New You: 10 Ways To Spend The First Day

It’s the classic phrase; “new year, new me” and yet on New Year’s Day there’s the tendency to feel a little worse for wear due to the previous night’s shenanigans. But we’re here, not only to wish you a very happy New Year, but to divulge all of the events...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Rise And Rise Of The Multi-Storey Restaurant

I like my restaurants like I like my carparks. No, not made of poured concrete and smelling like somebody died in the stairwell: but multi-storey. There seem to be a number opening right now that it has to be something of a trend, venues with several restaurants within themselves (normally a cheap and spenny version). Either way, I set out to record their rise for posterity in the only way I know how. In a listicle…

Seasonal & Celebrations

Your Ultimate New Year’s Eve Guide 2018

Before the resolutions kick in, it’s time to have one last bender, a send off for 2018. And we live in THE city for the ultimate New Year’s Eve party. Here are just 40.

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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 […]

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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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