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Pack Your Bags, We’re Moving To Mars

Moving house is always a huge hassle; wrapping every single breakable in newspaper, taking the front door off its hinges to get the fridge-freezer through, forgetting which box you put the kettle in… But what if you weren’t moving to Islington, but to Mars? Okay, I live in Wandsworth so Upper Street and the red planet are basically the same thing to me, but a new exhibition from the Design Museum will be exploring the idea of actually leaving the earth’s orbit and heading into the inky blackness for a new life on Mars. And believe me, it’s peak Tim […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

A Huge Alice in Wonderland Exhibition is Coming to London

Get out your calendars and mark June 2020 because it just became one of the most anticipated months of next year. More than 150 years after Lewis Carroll wrote his beloved book following Alice down the rabbit hole, the Victoria and Albert Museum is launching a grand exhibit dedicated to Alice in Wonderland. Yahoo! Where did the idea for Alice in Wonderland come from? What are the hidden meanings behind the characters? Where could her story lead next? Explore some of the biggest questions and lose yourself in this breathtaking experience based on the famous tale. Join the Mad Hatter, […]

Fashion & Beauty

The Coveted Comfort Swap Shop In Partnership With ELLE And Cosmopolitan

Does your wardrobe look like a bomb went off in a bring-and-buy sale? Is your bedroom reminiscent of a changing room floor? If finding an outfit to wear on a night out involves sifting through five-year-old denims and Halloween costumes from circa 2005, then there’s a solution made specially for you. ELLE and Cosmopolitan are urging you to ditch your the clutter and the never-worn-it-never-wills, and replace them with something new and unique – welcome to the Comfort Swap Shop! In partnership with The Prince’s Trust, the dreamy swap shop will take away the drama of stealing your flat-mate’s clothes and allow you to feast […]

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The Ram Quarter Is Most Definitely The Place To Be Seen This Summer

Have you heard of Ram Quarter? No, well get ready for us to blow your mind, because this little quarter which, no, isn’t filled with sheep with horns or the Los Angeles American football team, is home to a range of swashbuckling activities that’ll quash anyone’s boredom! Tucked up in Wandsworth, the new home for leisure has a bulging diary of experiences and events ready for the taking, meandering between glass-raising and burger indulging at street-food festivals, to perusing paintings at pop-up art galleries, and everything in between. All of which are up-coming and ready to explore soon! The quarter […]

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What to do This Weekend

A Weekend Guide That’s All About Pride 🌈

We adore Pride month! A whole thirty days of glitter, bursts of colour in the form of flags and face paint and the incredible celebration of the LGBTQ community. Now, as Pride weekend is finally upon us, you can celebrate in so many bright and beautiful ways, from Euro-pop disco and go-go dancing...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

10 Summer Shows You Simply Have To See

Summer season at the theatre and how do you chose what to watch? With so many showstoppers in London’s bright lights it’s tricky to know which is the one for you. So, here at The Handbook we have compiled a first class selection for your very own perusal, showcasing a huge variety of...

Fashion & Beauty

Celebrity Tattoo Parlours That Are Ink-Credible

Tattoos are a rite of passage, an inky coming-of-age that’ll last a lot longer than the car you’re given when you pass your driving test at 17, the referendum result you vote for when you reach 18 or the STD you contract when you pass 16. They’re also incredibly fashionable. In an...

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The Incredible Women’s Only Members’ Club You Need On Your Radar

London is positively brimming with private members’ clubs; from The Century Club discreetly tucked away behind Shaftesbury Avenue and Quo Vadis housed in a former brothel, to Annabel’s – the ultimate pin-up girl when it comes to a place to escape to, membership in hand. But have you heard of Fiena (and if not, why not?) Taking the female networking arena by storm, Fiena seeks to subvert the norm and swap cocktail sipping with a range of adventure rooted experiences – from golf and astrology to penthouse parties and co-working.  Throwing open its metaphorical doors in 2017, The Fiena Members Club […]

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The Harry Potter Screening That’ll Be Brooming Amazing

Spend a few quidditch, put concealer over your Hogwarts and fill your muggles with Champagne: Harry Potter is coming to London. If you thought that classical music was all boring sonatas and tinny operettas, then think again, it’s also some of the most famous film scores about- Star Wars (dum, dum, de, dum, dum, de, dum…) and, even more importantly, Harry Potter (de, dee, didi dee, de, dee, dah…) and all that’s coming to town in September. Milking the wizarding franchise for all it’s magical worth (check out 10 more ways you can do this, by the way), the plan […]

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Things to do With Kids

A Hole Load Of Doughnut Shops You Do-nut Want To Miss

We’ve come a long way since the simple glazed or jam-filled doughnuts. These days, doughnuts have gone all creative on us, they’ve got bigger, bolder, more outrageous and far more decadent. In celebration of National Doughnut Week (which starts tomorrow) we’ve rounded up some of the capital’s best doughnuts. Get ready to feel hungry:

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