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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...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Crumbs! The Gingerbread City We’re Obsessing Over

Is London the food capital of the world? Or is it Paris? Or maybe somewhere in the far east, Tokyo perhaps? No, the food capital of the world is, in fact, inside the V&A. Because there’s an entire city made of actual food.  If you’ve ever spent a an afternoon making...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Get On Board The Christmas Light Tour

‘Those Christmas lights, light up the street, down where the sea Thames and city meet’. Slight re-work of Coldplay’s Christmas song there, but you get the gist. Come the end of November, London is awash with twinkling lights and glittering window displays as each street competes to put on the...

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Harry Up And Check Out Hogwarts In The Snow

Harry up and look at this! Hogwarts has had a festive makeover and we may just love it more than Ron does Hermione. The spellbinding occurrence is taking place at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and features a festive gathering of glittering Christmas trees, flaming...

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The Absolutely Bonkers Alice In Wonderland Lantern Festival

We all love Christmas lights don’t we? Whether it’s a smattering of fairy lights here and there, to full blown light displays in cul de sacs. Whichever display lights up your life, there’s no denying they’re awesome. Which is why we think you’re going to love this...

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A Dino-snore Sleepover At The Natural History Museum

It’s all going down at the Natural History Museum this Christmas – we’re talking sleeping over Night at the Museum style, alongside a wow-worthy NYE bash, and yoga to calm you down afterwards! Clearly not one’s to shy away from adventure, the major London staple may be...

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Culture

Are You Rich Enough For Harrod’s Father Christmas?

Father Christmas famously only wants to know one thing: have you been naughty or have you been nice? He will then make a value judgment as to whether your child warrants a new Nintendo or a sack of coal. And the way that particularly dysfunctional section of our legal system works is such that...

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8 Best Christmas Carol Services This Year

Amidst the onslaught of commercialised Christmas messages, from the John Lewis ad to haute couture Christmas trees, it’s sometimes difficult to recall exactly why we’re all doing this in the first place. While it may come as a surprise to discover that the origins of Christmas...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

6 of the Best Festive Cinema Pop-Ups

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Elf, Love Actually and The Holiday. It’s a fact. And whilst it’s all too tempting to hibernate in your home, wrapped up in a duvet and eat mince pies whilst you watch Christmas film reruns, what you should actually be doing is meeting up...

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Have A Slice Of This: The 12 Sweetest Spots In London

It may not be Easter just yet but that doesn’t mean you can’t peruse these sweet listings across London… Sweets and cakes are a staple favourite of everyone’s ‘treat’ diet, as they remind us of our childhood, a much simpler time when ugly words like...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Egg-Nog Yourself Out At 13 of London’s Best Winter Markets

It’s that time of year where we put on scarves and bobble hats and head to the nearest Christmas market to browse Christmassy trinkets, sip hot chocolate and down mulled wine (and pretty much anything with cinnamon in it). From Greenwich to Hyde Park, The Handbook has selected a smattering of...

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