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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Boogie Under The Stars At The O2’s Silent Disco Series

There’s one song I can never seem to get out of my head. It doesn’t matter where I am, whether I’m at work, home, on the train, or waltzing around the city. But, boy, is Dancing in the Moonlight a tune! You’re probably sat here wondering why I’m rambling on about old timers, Toploader and their notorious one-hit wonder. Well, it’s because you lucky Londoners can put the song into real life practice, right on top of The O2! It’s time to grab your dancing shoes because from 31st October to 1st November, you’ll have the chance to boogie under […]

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A Place In The Sun King: Versailles To Open As Hotel

There's a luxury hotel coming to the Palace of Versailles, and we're losing our heads over it like we're Marie Antoinette...

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Near, Far, Wherever You Are, Listen Up: Because Celine Dion Is Coming To London!

Near, far, wherever you are. I believe that the heart does go on... Celine Dion is headed to London and we couldn't be more excited! Find out why...


SO Unicorn-y? The Naff Trend Taking Over London

Sure, it's super naff, but nevertheless the unicorn thing isn't going away, so here we wrap ourselves in swathes of rainbow and explore some of the unicorn options in town...

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7 Of The Best Ski Festivals To Get Piste At

Let’s face it, most of us go skiing for the après-ski… don’t shake your head, you’re just in denial! So, how about heading out on the piste for something far, far superior? Something which, in fact, will make après seem boring! Ski festivals are the answer; music-laden luxuries that will have you on a slippery slope to ski-hols debauchery. Not only that, they’ve got banging line-ups and if you don’t like the act, you can throw snowballs – so everyone’s a winner?! Luckily, you’re not treading on thin ice when it comes to festival options, and we’ve rounded up some of the […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The 2019 Edition Prêt-à-Portea Afternoon Taking To The Cakewalk…

Move aside London Fashion Week, this is the cakewalk we’ve all got our eyes peeled for. Yes, returneth the much-awaited Prêt-à-Portea afternoon tea, that is received with such excitement and rumbling tummies each year.  The Berkeley has unveiled its Autumn/ Winter 19 edition, with delightful couture cakes by designers from Moschino to Fendi and Emilia Wickstead, each flaunting some seriously popping summer shades. Amongst the bold head-turners are Molly Goddard’s finale dress, which appears alongside the Jacquemus micro handbag that took the industry by storm, and fashion insiders who are used to strutting stuff will be co-creating a final cake with Head of Pastry Mourad Khiat, monthly. Said fashion insider will design […]

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Who Doesn’t Love A Bit Of Punny Business?

If there’s one thing that The Handbook is known for, apart from the excellent writing, our devotion to all things food, drink and travel, and our fun and breezy style, it’s our puns. If sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, then puns are about half an inch above them. Which is why we can’t get...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

9 Of London’s Best Mocktails To Try This Sober October

There appears to be a new trend on the horizon and it means ditching your beloved alcoholic fizz (cries). No, but seriously though, join the thousands of people clambering on board the non-alcoholic train, no gin in tow, and go sober for October in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. Challenge...

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Openings & Launches

There’s A New Café And Salon Flor-al Your Wellness Needs

You’ve probably noticed by now but the city has gone brunch bloomin’ bananas, and quite frankly, we’re all for it! But finding one that doesn’t let you fall off the health bandwagon is excruciatingly hard, seriously how am I meant to resist waffles trickling with syrup if they’re staring me right in the face… But, lucky for us, there’s a new healthy brunch spot arriving in Embassy Gardens and it’s serving up all the Insta feels… After just one glance at their Insta-worthy interiors, we’ve gone into a floral frenzy, already Ubering our way over to Embassy Gardens right now because London’s hip […]

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Pier’s Why You Should Go To Southend

Slot machines, TOWIE vajazzles and white ven men, all things that Southend on Sea isn't, it turns out. We check out the changing face of this wonderful seaside town...

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