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101 London Date Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Dating in the City

You’ve probably ended up here after a curious Google of “date ideas in London” or “fabulous date ideas…!” You get the gist! Anyway, we’ve all been there, flicking through pages in frantic search of where to take your better half, and let’s face it, if you’re not in a relationship / marriage / convent and haven’t started cuffing then you need to get on that ASAP in order to find the one (or someone) for V Day. Once they are well and truly cuffed, you then need to work out where you’re going to go. And luckily enough for you we’re […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

7 Things To Book In London This Winter (Before They Sell Out)

As the autumn days and dark nights draw in, there’s no reason your social life shouldn’t be as bountiful as summer’s park picnics, heady day festivals and rooftop tipples. Thankfully, there’s a wealth of events taking place now, right through to the Christmas period – and it’s longer...

Things to do Outdoors

Where To Go To Make Your Bonfire Night Go With A Bang!

In just under a month we'll all be huddling in the freezing cold, clutching sparklers in our mittens, and here's where to go...


The Photography Exhibition That’s Glitter-ally Amazing

There are two types of people in this wild world. People who can concoct up the wildest of projects, making their wondrous imaginations a reality, and there’s those who, quite frankly, quiver at the thought of it. If you’re like me, stuck in the latter, ignite your imagination through the help of Tim Walker and his whacky new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Running until March 2020, explore the marvellous and extraordinary creative process of one of the world’s most inventive photographers in his new exhibition, Wonderful Things, showcasing his pictures, films, photographic sets and wildly interesting installations. […]

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Joker: The Human Behind The Clown

If you're looking for your generic comic book style film, with a championing superhero who strives to save the day, Joker probably isn't going to tick those boxes. Find out our views on Joker...

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Where to Stay in Gloucestershire

Planning a weekend break in the country? Let me suggest Gloucestershire. Easily accessible from London but far enough away to feel like you’re out in sticks, it’s a county of Cotswold stone villages, wax jackets, cheese rolling, horse racing, Prince Charles and cider-swigging students.

What to do This Weekend

14 Wildly Wonderful Weekend Plans

Cheers to the freakin' weekend! Here's how to spend it...

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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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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...

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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 […]


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...

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What to do This Weekend

15 Whimsical Weekend Plans…

‘Tis the weekend, hip hip hooray! Despite it verging on the colder, darker months, there’s still a sensational smorgasbord of things to do. From a new bright and bubbly V&A exhibition to the Rugger World Cup and plenty of boujee bars to while away the hours in, here’s...

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Things to do Outdoors

Fall In Love With The World’s Most Instagrammable Autumnal Locations

Autumn really is the most glorious season of them all, so here's where to catch it in all it's reddy, browny, yellowy greatness!

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