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Narnia Meets The Matrix At The Lion, The Glitch & The Wardrobe Immersive Party

Do you have dreams where you wake up thinking ‘what on earth just happened?’ Dreams where the world you experience is so fantastical and so bizarre that you’re left thinking about it for the rest of the day? Well get ready because this weekend you’re going to experience that but this time you’ll be wide awake… Following on from previous parties like their Trumpocalypse and Malice in Wonderland, Malice the immersive experience connoisseur, is hosting its 7th experiential event: The Lion, The Glitch & The Wardrobe. The pop-up theatrical dance night will see Narnia meet the Matrix in a culture-twisting […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The World’s First Dog Trampoline Park Is Coming to London

When it comes to dogs, Londoners get a little bit obsessed, we’ve seen dog diners, dog discos and even dog cinemas. Well now there is the next thing, a way for you and your dog to get some exercise in these cold winter months and it doesn’t involve shivering in a park. Rover.com is creating the world’s first trampoline park for dogs. Yes, you did just read that correctly. You can go trampolining with your dog. Madness some may say, but apparently dogs like bouncing around just as much as we do.  You can sign you and your dog up […]

Celebrities & Influencers

Our Favourite Influencer And Celebrity Owned Restaurants

The celebrity hangout has always been with us- after all, famous people need somewhere to stumble out of in the wee hours as much as the paparazzi waiting for them need a place to hang about outside of. But what happens when the celebrities decide to venture to the other side of the kitchen doors?...

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Get Cosy This Winter At This New Fire Pit Pop- Up

Hot on the heels of The Lodge opening on Southbank, the king of pop-ups, Jimmy Garcia, is back with Vesta, a fire-side dining experience at Southbank. It’s like chestnuts roasting on an open fire, except it’s a five-course feast with drinks… Open now and running until the 22nd December, the supper club takes place in The Circus Bar, a series of tipis around a unique fire pit. With space for just twelve diners who all sit round the fire, it’s an intimate supper club which gives you the chance to watch Jimmy, his BBQ Club head chef, Ran Lees and […]

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Openings & Launches

This Sexy New Space Is Set To Open This Month

Over here at The Handbook we just love a refurb, of any size, shape and form! Which is why we’ve got ourselves in a real tizzy over the refurb of the year, as Soho’s iconic Roundhouse undergoes a one million pound refurb. The sexy new space, set to open at the end of the month, will reopen as Soho Residence in London’s West End. So, what’ve we got to look forward to (aside from moreish food and tasty drinks?) Well, the bar club and lounge (triple threat) will hold a whopping capacity of 350 meaning you can along and take all […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The World’s Greatest Snowman

Chew, chew! Did someone say all aboard the fun train? How about choo-chooing your way through a four-course meal by BBC MasterChef finalist Louisa Ellis? Yep, we thought that’d get you on the right tracks to reading more… By way of introduction, and for those who don’t know but totally should, Funicular are a collective of award-winning theatre professionals whose last show-stopping projects you may be familiar with. That’s right, Funicular saw attendees ready to board the elegant dining car on The Murdér Express as well as descending into the dangerous depths of the underworld with a sultry gatekeeper as they Journeyed To The […]

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Reviews

The Talked About Afternoon Tea You Need to Try

Since it opened in Covent Garden, Petersham Nurseries has been drawing in crowds to its impressive Grade II listed building. We’ve been to pick up flowers; grab pastries from the deli, stock up on gifts and lust over the homeware that we dream of filling our flats with. Well now there is a new reason to go. Afternoon tea. Two words that are sure to get Londoners out of the house even on the wettest and most miserable November day. Launched at the start of autumn, the afternoon tea is served in the elegant restaurant, The Petersham, it’s filled with […]

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Culture

We’re Starry Eyed As Ellie Goulding Announces Huge Charity Gig

Ellie Goulding, we’re still falling for you; even more so after we received the news that she’s hosting a concert in aid of Streets of London, for a fifth year in a row! The line-up includes Dua Lipa and Bastille as just two of the noteworthy acts joining the antics. For those not so in-the-know, this is actually a gig that’s been kicking about for a while, the incentive being to raise money for Streets of London, which “funds specialist support for people who are homeless in London, and raises awareness about homelessness.” Burn, burn, burning up on the dance floor […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Don’t Go Cold Turkey: 18 Places To Celebrate Thanksgiving

What’s not to love about a pre-Christmas feast? And to The Handbook, that’s just what Thanksgiving is – a fantastic Christmas rehearsal dinner filled to the brim with our favourite American foods. But when we don’t fancy prepping, cooking and clearing away a whole turkey plus all the...

Travel

10 Luxury Desert Island Escapes

Summer is on it's way and here are The Handbook's top 9 picks of the most unbelievable luxury island escapes to get you daydreaming this Spring.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

17 Michelin Restaurants You Need To Check Out Within Three Hours Of London

A few weeks ago we published our list of the London restaurants that have just won Michelin stars and you foodies lapped it up. So now we’ve put our wellies on and braved the wilderness outside of the M25, to bring you an up-to-date list of the restaurants outside of London that have been awarded...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bloody Vegans! The Best Bleeding Burgers That Are Totally Vegan

No, I’m not going all William Sitwell on you, these are bloody vegan burgers, as in they’re burgers, that are bloody. And vegan. Actually we should all be vegan. No, really, we should. Not only are we all eating so much processed meat that our bodies are reacting against it to the point...

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