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One Of London’s Poshest Streets Gets A £40 Million Makeover

Sloane Rangers don’t like change, if it’s not from the ’80s then it’s Tears For Fears. Well the home of the Ranger, Sloane Street, is getting a Karma Chameleon makeover. And this change is going to be wonderful, dahling!. Let’s face it, some of London’s streets are a little worse for wear. They’ve lost their glitz and glamour we all grew to love. Which is why we’re ecstatic more and more areas of London are getting a revamp, Sloane Street especially. Yep, it’s just been announced Sloane Street will be recieiving a £40 million makeover this Autumn! Sloane Street has become a vibrant […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Want To Win Instagram? Head To Fendi Caffe At Harrods

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an influencer in possession of a large following must be in want of a new, highly fashionable, coffee and cakes shop, ideally from a leading fashion house. And while there’s nothing like posting pics of an expensive Italian fashion brand to absolutely rake in the Insta likes, a Fendi bag will set you back three grand; which is where Fendi Caffe at Harrods comes in… a Machiato and cutesy bag biscuit will only set you back £4.75. Instant Insta fame on a budget. Fendi Caffe is the next cataclysmic influencer magnet, if your […]

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Where Can I Watch Wimbledon On A Big Mahoosive Screen?

Wimbledon is made for the big screen. Even people AT actual Wimbledon are huddled on Murray Mount to watch the action as it happens on a massive screen. London has gone bats (rackets, surely?) for Wimbledon and it’s only natural that we’d all want to find a few million pixels of big...

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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 Oblique Life: London’s Boundary Breaking Members’ Club

Double acts to one side, there are some pretty impressive trios on our planet. From Harry, Ron and Hermione who have achieved some pretty spellbinding stuff together – you know, fighting dementors, three-headed dogs and he who can’t be named – to Alvin And The Chipmunks, Charlie’s Angels and no forgetting The Powerpuff Girls! Suffice to say, a lot of good things can be achieved when a tantalising trio comes to the forefront – The Oblique Life being one of them. What the heck is this, you ask? Well, started by three brothers – and, as a result, another very […]

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The July Cultural Events Lighting Up July More Than The Sun

Finally, summer is here! And while London is evidently greeting the sun by stripping off and lying nearly naked on every piece of green space, there are marginally more cultured ways to spend the month. Here are some suggestions: Whether you’re looking to check out the latest food-themed exhibit...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s 10 Best Sushi Restaurants: Hear Them Raw!

Here at The Handbook, we know that nothing would maki your day better than reading a sushi guide. Alas, we’ve rounded up some of London’s top-notch, maki, teriyaki, nigiri spots, (and made ourselves mega hungry in the process)! From sensational flavours to decadent displays, these sushi...

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Finalists Announced For Young Chef Of The Year

You may have seen that, last month, we announced that the search for Young Chef of The Year was on and now, after a whole lot of stirring, burning, swearing and plating up, the 16 finalists have been announced! Chefs all tend to start off young. Gordon Ramsay? Well, he left behind a career in athletics at a young age to become a professional insulter. Sorry, we meant chef. Then there’s Heston Blumenthal whose interest in cooking began at the age of sixteen on a family holiday to Provence, France, and after visiting a Michelin whilst there he decided to pursue his career in […]

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Real Life Dating Events That You’d Actually Want To Go To

It’s another year, you’re still single, and you’re sick of dating apps. You’ve got this romantic idea where you’ll meet someone in real life, say at a bar, or by making prolonged eye contact with that attractive stranger on the same train you take to work. But you’ve had this hope for a while now and nothing is happening, and before you know it you’re re-downloading tinder and swiping through profiles like popcorn. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Dating events have come a long way since that one couple that are friends with your parents met at […]

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Fashion & Beauty

The Ultimate Fashion Dos And Don’ts For Men Heading To Royal Ascot

It’s one of the most exclusive events in the social diary, Glastonbury for posh people, but without the mud, overflowing portaloos and ‘oh-Jeremy-Corbyn’. The whole royal family will be there, and as you’ll be rubbing shoulders with them you probably want to look your best. But what should blokes actually be wearing? Here’s a comprehensive guide to how guys should dress for Royal Ascot. Not enclosed? Firstly, it depends whether you’re in the Royal Enclosure or not. If you’re not, then things become a lot simpler. Dress like you’re going to the christening of your hoity-toitiest friend. So pop on a suit […]

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