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101 Date Ideas in London

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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Culture

The Biggest Spice Girls Exhibition Ever Comes to London

The defining band of the 90s, girl power and platform shoes, the Spice Girls, will be celebrated this July and August at #SpiceUpLondon – The Spice Girls Exhibition. The biggest exhibition of its kind, it’s a chance to fan girl over the iconic costumes, thousands of items of memorabilia and the...

Travel

17 of the Best Hotels Near London

Here at The Handbook we spend most of our time focusing on all the best hotels London has to offer (that’s pretty much a full time job in itself) but what if you want to escape London for a weekend? We have rounded up 15 stylish/historical/grand (delete as applicable) hotels all within...

What to do This Weekend

Live For The Weekend: 6th – 8th April

Before the week’s even begun it feels like we’re talking about it ending; will this four-day-week madness never end? Yes, it will, on Monday. Then you’ve just one more bank holiday weekend until the end of summer. But let’s focus on the positives, like all the stuff...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Legendary Summer Festival Comes To Dalston (Sort Of)

It’s the height of summer, you’re in Croatia listening to some of the world’s best talent headlining Fresh Island Festival, the waves lapping against the shore the sun beating down. Or are you? Okay, you got us, we lied. So you’re actually on the Kingsland Road, but look...

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Culture

The Girl On Girl Action You Need In Your Life

If you’ve ever blunderingly wondered if ‘female comedians really can be funny?’ or you’ve loudly pointed out that there are ‘far more famous male chefs’, then Girl On Girl, the female led comedy and food night isn’t for you. Best leave your misogony by your...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

7 Best Pop-Ups Happening This April

From dinners with Merry Men to beauty pop-ups and journeys to Neverland; this April there are a whole host of fun and unusual pop-ups taking place, to get you out the house and up to mischief. Here is The Handbook’s guide to the 7 best pop-ups for the coming month. Enjoy!...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Iconic Beauty Brand Launching Its 1st Pop Up

This month will see the opening of La Mer, the first ever pop up from the iconic skincare brand. The celebrated brand began its journey under unfortunate circumstances, Dr. Max Huber suffered burns in an experiment that wrong. Determined to help himself, he looked to the power of the sea and...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Street Food Takeover at Top 5* Hotel

Rumpus Room at Mondrian London is proving that opposites do attract as they bring together two very different sides of London: 5* hotels and street food. Starting next Tuesday, the new monthly takeover series will see different street food vendors serving up innovative dishes at the rooftop bar...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Let’s Acca Do This! Acapella In The City

Are you tired of being told to be quiet, of neighbours angrily slamming doors and housemates making a point of shoving on their headphones every time you open your mouth to sing? Well, I have just the thing for you. Calling all soul singers, divas, shower warblers, and casual hummers, your time has...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Unexpected Foodie Spot

In comparison to next door Oxford Street (also known as the closest thing to hell in London during rush hour), Regent Street is a dream filled with a whole host of impressive restaurants, from big names like Gordon Ramsay to less well-known chefs who are creating lots of noise for all the right...

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