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Find Out Which Restaurants Are Trending This Fashion Week

Fashion! Turn to the right! Oooh, fashion! As David Bowie put it. Helpfully adding ‘We are the goon squad and we’re coming to town, beep-beep’. So if you’re part of the goon squad heading to the capital’s runways and private views then you’ll no doubt need feeding and watering. Which is where we come in. Here are all the places that a budding Anna Wintour should be seen this LFW (London Fashion Week, darling, do keep up)… The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Green Park (0.4 miles) What: Keep your hats on Why: Remember the Lock & Co Sheraton Grand collab from […]

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Join the debate: 5 Mind-Improving Events

It’s a cliché I know, but I honestly wish I’d spent more time at school and university taking advantage of the education I had available to me. But in reality it got in the way of all the exiting things in life, the ones that didn’t involve sitting in a lecture theatre and perhaps did involve activities more illicit than learning the finer details of the Sykes-Picot Agreement. But it’s only now, slightly later in life, that I’m realising that there’s a real value in mind-broadening talks and battles of ideas. So I’ve been looking into some options for places […]

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Going The Distance: 6 Tips To Make A Long Distance Relationship Work

Relationships take work, we all know that. However, where long distance relationships (or LDRs) are concerned, there tends to be scepticism around whether or not they past the love test. Whether you’re keeping the flame flickering from Scotland to Ireland, or maybe it’s a UK to Oz job, there are various ways to maintain the spark, and excitement, in a long distance relationship. Take it from me; I spent a fair few months staying in contact with my boyfriend from a different country, and so proof is in the pudding that it can work if you put the effort in […]

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London’s Natural History Museum Ice Rink will return for the 2019 festive season and to celebrate The Handbook will be offering one lucky family of 4 an overnight stay in one family room at Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt with breakfast plus an extended skate session at National History Museum which includes a 30 minute exclusive skate followed by a 50 minute public skate session thereafter.

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The West End Will Play Host to a Secret Alfresco Cinema

When there’s a cinema showing in the West End, normally you either have to have a ticket, or you have to be on the red carpet, not for the next couple of days though, because there’s a new open-air cinema just two minutes from Piccadilly and anyone can go. For the 6th, 7th and 8th September, St James’s Market will be transformed into an open-air cinema complete with giant screen, a red carpet, proper cinema seats and of course a popcorn machine. The free event (yup, no need to get a ticket) will be showing the classic films, E.T, Singing […]

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Germany’s party city has gone on tour and it’s coming here

The best night out in the world? Apparently it’s not New York, nor Berlin, it’s not Dublin and not even London (which we find hard to believe) but it is in fact Hamburg. Yep the second largest city in Germany known for its port not its hamburgers, is said to have the best night out due to its music scene. Thanks to over 100 lively festivals hosted by Hamburg’s Metropolitan Region each year and the opening of the iconic Elbphilharmonie Hamburg concert hall, the Hanseatic City is now a thriving music capital. So, what do you do when you’re on […]

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8 Things to Pack for a Festival

Bum bags, welly boots and brollies. UK festival weather is on par with dating apps: you never quite know what you’re going to get, but you take the risk anyway. And whilst we might be slightly late to the party given it’s now mid-August, we know all too well that you bunch of party animals will drag out fezzy season as long as possible, and so we thought we’d throw out this checklist now with a round-up of must-brings (beside the obvious). Party on…

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The 6 Best Apps to Help You Sleep

Let’s face it, we’re Brits so we really can’t afford to complain about the weather, but gosh where would we be without fans in this sticky, tossing and turning heat-wave. Undeniably, sleeping has been up there with rocket-science recently – nearing a stage of pure impossibility, resulting in large holes in our pockets from purchasing enough coffee to keep us going through the working day. Eye bags have been rife, tempers have been a’bubbling, and we’re sure we’ve witnessed people out in the streets re-enacting a rain dance of some sort. So, for when even the cold side of the pillow […]

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Licence To Netflix And Chill: Our Picks For The Next Bond

Idris Elba is once again being talked up as the next James Bond. In the course of some deep-research into the dashing wannabe MI6 officer’s abs from the girls in the office, we got wondering: who should the next Bond be? Here are our runners and riders, from Danny Dyer to Tan off of Queer Eye; ‘The name’s Bond, James Bond, licensed to [delete as appropriate] a. beat your nut to a pulp, you slag’ or b. ‘select this fabulous patterned collared shirt’. Account Manager Charlotte honed in on the bookie’s favourite Bond, then the bookie’s favourite Love Islander’s dad. I’d […]

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The 9 Podcasts You Need To Listen To

Podcasts. Our work commute guilty pleasures. Tales of the streets that have over taken iPod beats… from crime to comedy, we’re all over them. Yet, like everything indulge-worthy, options are endless and so we’re here to round-up some of the podcast-picks you should be adding to your favourites list. From coffee shop musings to stripping down to basics with The Minimalists, to fly-on-the-wall chats with celebs. It’s quite the eclectic mix, worthy of an earphone or two.

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Join The Matrix, Augmented Reality Attractions To Visit This Summer

Reality sucks, right? Going to work, paying rent, doing a big shop, it’s all so… mundane. So why not, you know, mix things up? How about adding a level of hyper reality on top? Until now that’s normally involved illegal drugs or licking the back of a toad, but now technology’s taking care of all that. Roll on the augmented reality. Mac & Wild Devonshire Square What: Two Can Play At This Game Why: Self sufficiency just got an augmented reality makover care of Mac & Wild, the Scottish restaurant in The City’s Devonshire Square. In true countryside spirit, you […]

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13 Hottest Concerts Coming to London

The music scene in London is one of the liveliest in the world, and this coming year is going to see several major acts. With some of the biggest artists embarking on European tours, Londoners have no shortage of options when it comes to concert-going. We give you the largest acts gracing our lovely city in the coming months. From pop to rock to indie, the choices are overwhelming, so regardless of your favorite genre, there is something out there for you to enjoy. Hammersmith Apollo What: The Black Eyed Peas Why: The Black Eyed Peas are coming to London […]

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Travel

Shakespeare, Architecture and Opera: 10 Reasons to Visit Verona

Verona might be best known as the setting of Romeo & Juliet, but there is so much more to the city. From its Roman architecture to it’s 5 star hotels and romantic opera festival here are ten reasons to visit Verona.   Due Torri Hotel When it comes to choosing somewhere to stay, it has to be the five-star Due Torri Hotel. Sitting in the historic centre making it perfect for sight seeing, the hotel marries luxury, modern touches and authentic period furniture. If you’re going to go all out, then go for the new and exclusive Presidential Suite Sant […]

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