Date Ideas in London

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 […]

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 […]

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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11 Top Savvy January Offers

January doesn’t have to be a miserable month. Yes the warm glow of Christmas and December has gone, the whole new year new you is slowly fading and now it seems like an uphill battle until spring, but all is not lost. London’s restaurants are stepping up with some great offers to help...


The Lion King Musical Is Going On Tour

We’ve got absolutely no worries for the rest of our days after the announcement that there will be a second UK and Ireland tour of The Lion King! That’s right, the roaringly popular award-winning musical The Lion King is going on a whirlwind tour and we couldn’t be happier! I mean it’s no biggie but The Lion King musical has been seen by 95 million people since its Broadway premiere on November 13th 1997, so a fair few! The tour coincides with its celebration of 20 years at London’s Lyceum Theatre. We don’t know about you but that certainly makes us feel old… […]

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Uber Kicks In Clean Air

It’s 2am, we’ve kidnapped the contents of the club cloakroom and wrapped ourselves in an excessive amount of coats as we await our upcoming Uber, squinting in a drunken haze for the reg, waiting on the side of, was it Angel Street? Or maybe it was Aldersgate Street? Or… who knows. Either way, it’s without a doubt Uber has surged in popularity over recent years. But in our Uber obsession, do we ever stop to think of the impact the emissions have on our planet? Well, from today Uber’s Clean Air Fee has been actioned, which means a fee of […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

8 Ways To Retox

If you’re in the middle of Dry January then I’m guessing that it’s starting to bite. You’ve put enough space between the debauchery of December and now, and with the fading guilt comes the realisation that it’s still another half month until the end of Dry January. New...

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Things to do Outdoors

The Beast From The East Returns

2018 was the year of Love Island, England coming together over the World Cup and a summer heatwave like no other in recent years. A year of extremes, it was also the year of the Beast from the East. And whilst we know that come the summer Love Island will be returning, it seems like there is also potentially another come back in the pipeline. Yep, it appears that the rumours may well be true as the cold snap is looking set to return to England: it’s the Beast from the East 2.0. This is when winter is at its […]

Rooftops and Terraces

12 Awesome Terraces To Visit Before It’s Too Late

When’s a terrace not a terrace? When it’s a rooftop? When it’s more bloody igloos (will we ever escape the igloos?). Well here’s a list of winter terraces. With some rooftops and igloos stirred in just to keep you as confused as we are.

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Why Being Single Is The New Sexy And How To Own It

It has been declared that 2019 is the year for all the single ladies. Lelo, guru on all things sexy, has predicted that this year, more than ever, women will be choosing to stay single. Being footloose and fancy free has its blatant perks. Here we take you on a (wolf) whistle stop tour of who’s...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

UPDATED! Burns Baby Burns! Burns’ Night Restos That Are Offally Good

‘Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!’, yes Wordsworth and Shakespeare might not have days named after them, but Scotland’s greatest wordsmith does and it’s coming up. Like a sort of Scottish version of Chinese New Year, Burns’...

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