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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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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Royal Cocktail Collection

2018 may be the year of the woman, but it is also the year of Harry and Meghan’s wedding. As you can imagine the whole world is running around like looneys planning for the big day and frantically trying to figure out how they can best use it to their advantage. Speaking of, Ritorno has...

What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 23rd – 25th March

Coming round so soon that you might believe it was a weekly event, it’s almost the weekend again! Hurrah! Yay! Crack open some bubbles. So as you contemplate what to do with your two days of freedom, here are some ideas from The Handbook. We hope they help.

Things to do Outdoors

Skylight at Tobacco Dock Returns for Summer

Amidst talks of the Beast of the East Part 3 and yellow snow ice warnings, we have some news which is a little sunnier, at least we hope by the time it opens it’s sunnier, if not we will be moving The Handbook HQ somewhere hotter (yeah, we’re threatening you weather). On the 3rd May, Skylight...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Is This Going To Be The Healthiest Restaurant In London?

Block out your weekends and lock up your yucca trees, Plates London is coming! The plant based restaurant is set to open in Dalston and will be offering their creations to the general public, initially just one day a week. Plates is the brainchild of brother-sister team Kirk and Keeley Haworth, the...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Creme De La Chef, Orrery’s Best Cooks Return For One Night Only

It’s a time of celebration for Orrery, which is celebrating its 21st birthday this year. For us humans our 21st is a rite of passage, you’ve finally grown up (supposedly), you’ve left the awkward teen years behind and you are making your own way in the world, wisely or not matter little. For...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Pornstar Martini That Comes With An Actual Pornstar

What’s your ideal dinner party? Normally Nelson Mandela’s a given, let’s put him between Princess Di and Obama, and maybe seat Elvis across from Stephen Hawking, chat among yourselves while I go and check on the chilli… But at Absurd Bird they’ve got a different approach, why not instead...

Awesome Afternoon Teas

All Aboard The Superyacht Cinema

Watching films and going to the cinema happens to be, as a general rule, something we are very good at. It’s easy, it’s fun and can be done alone or as a group, or even as a cosy twosome. If you’re the type of person to take someone on a date to the cinema then this is about to take your...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Win A Whole Cow With Smith & Wollensky

  Alright folks listen up, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity (okay, maybe a once a month opportunity)! Do you know someone totally Moo Mad? Someone, who hasn’t succumbed to the latest Vegan trend, and doesn’t faint or curl their lip in disgust at the sight of meat? If the answer is...

Health & Wellness

The World’s Toughest Endurance Event Comes To London

Think you’re pretty tough? Like how tough? Peeling onions without blubbing tough? Cold shower because the central heating’s down tough? Sitting through an entire dinner party Brexit argument without weighing in tough? Well don’t worry if not, ‘tough’ experts Tough Mudder are...

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The Cotswolds Festival That Promises To Be A Bit Of A Blur

He may live in a house, a very big house, in the country, but Alex James is nothing if not a great host. The Blur bassist long ago retired to his farm in the Cotswolds where, famously, he now spends his days making cheese. And while there’s nothing Dan Abnormal about that, we’re delighted to...

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