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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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What to do This Weekend

Things To Do This Weekend: 20th – 22nd July

We’ve just gotten air-con in The Handbook office, which means we’ve gone from sweltering to donning woollens. So I write this now wearing full-on winter clothes and gazing longingly at the blue sky. Which means that the weekend simply can’t come soon enough.

Reviews

We Review: ROBINSON Club Camyuva

What: Sun, sea, sand and partying – all in one resort. ROBINSON Club Camyuva, in Turkey’s Anatolia, combines everything you could want in a holiday into one neat location. The 5-star all-inclusive resort boasts a private beach, heated swimming pool, tennis/volleyball/basketball courts...

Things to do Outdoors

How To Have The Perfect London Staycation

There’s never been a summer better suited to the staycation. Like ever. Forget Greece, back-in-your-box Spain, it’s all about London-town this July and August. No Ryanair fine for not printing your ticket, no death-wish taxi ride to your hotel, no getting mugged in Barcelona, no...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Cure Your Ale-ments at London’s Craft Beer Festival

It would be un-beer-able to know this here festival was happening and you weren’t attending this craft(y) little beer event. We say little, but actually it looks like London Craft Beer Festival has got it all going on, with 65 breweries from across our beer-filled globe getting in on the...

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Things to do Outdoors

Messing About In Boats: Things to do on the Thames

The Thames, the lady of London, quietly winding through each of our lives, dividing and defining the capital. But more than a landmark, the river is also a great source of things to do, from paddleboarding to comedy. Here are some ideas…...

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Sweetest Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield

We’re assuming if you’re indulging in an afternoon tea that you already have a bit of a sweet tooth in the first place? How about then, an Original Sweet Shop Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield, Mayfair? In true stripy red and white sweet shop style, the afternoon tea will feature homemade...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Best Bars in London Come Together For a 2 Day Festival

It’s that age-old problem, you want to go to a bar south of the river, your friend wants to go out in central and the other just wants to zig zag around Zone 2. However, there is a solution and it’s not pulling straws to decide. Cocktails in the City is returning this summer, two days, 25 bars...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

All Aboard, All Aboard: The Champagne Train Ride

You know what they say, no Champagne, no gain. Well OK that’s not exactly a commonly heard phrase but we think it reigns true, because Champagne is important and KRUG Champagne especially has caught our attention. As F. Scott Fitzgerald said: “too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne...

Travel

Statues, Silk and Sartoria: 10 Reasons to Visit Florence

Florence, the capital city of the Tuscany region and once the whole of Italy, is known for its art, architecture and silk. Visit the Uffizi Gallery to see work by Leonardo da Vinci, check out the Gucci Garden, head to the cathedral and explore the daily markets. Here are ten reasons to visit...

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What to do This Weekend

The Weekend Cometh, So Here’s How to Spend It: 13th – 15th July

The weekend kicks off with a Friday 13th, so that’s good. Assuming we all survive that, then we’ve two whole days to recover from losing the World Cup ahead of us. Given the temperatures are rumoured to be hitting 29 degrees, that shouldn’t be too difficult. Here’s some...

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