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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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The French Riviera comes to The Gherkin

The sun is now setting at 5.30pm, slowly restoring our faith that the winter won’t last forever – we’ll be complaining of sweatbox tubes and hayfever in no time. The first little glimpse of summer is something to get excited about – Searcy’s at The Gherkin are transforming the...

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The Most Fashionable Afternoon Tea

London Fashion Week might be finishing today but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop being the sartorial don that you are…the streets are your catwalk and all that. And what isn’t finishing is The Montagu’s Haute -Tea which is running until March 31st. Combining food with all the other...

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Best Bars to Celebrate National Margarita Day

Today is suddenly a whole lot better when you realise that it’s National Margarita Day! Whether you sip, slurp or shot yours, that first sip is to be savoured once you’ve survived the first day of the week. We have rounded up the best happy hours, masterclasses and most imaginative...

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Fashionably Late Lunch at Le Caprice

By now you’re probably aware that British Vogue is this year celebrating its centenary; 100 years of bringing Brits the latest fashions, from the covetable to the curious, with an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Responding to such a cultural milestone, many of London’s best-known...

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10 of the Chicest Garden Rooms

Bear with us – we know it’s still freezing outside, but by ‘garden rooms’ we mean heated, indoor and with no risk of being pooed on, pecked at or rained on. You may be surprised at how many orangeries/atriums/greenhouses London boasts, or even more so at all the different names used to...

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The Wild West Comes East

North, South, East, West – we all have our little pocket of London we are most at home in, but now the West is coming to the East… Confused? Wild West-themed Django Bango is coming to Brick Lane; a full replica of a desert town, complete with hay bales, hog roast and copious amounts of...

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BAFTA Inspired Cocktails

Guess what day it is on Sunday? And here’s a clue we’re not talking about Valentine’s Day that would be too obvious.…. any ideas? Well, amongst the love hearts (or mourning veils depending on how you view the day), it’s also the BAFTAs – something we can all get on board with. Whilst we...

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8 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day If You’re Single

Here at The Handbook HQ we’re all about balance, we’ll have our green juice in the morning and our burgers in the evening. We’ll attend Body Pump three times in a week and then not move from our sofa all weekend. And so, since we’ve told you about what to do if you’re loved up this...

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Russian Winter at Hush Mayfair

As we roll into February we prepare to say a bittersweet farewell to winter and hello to spring, as the season of baby lambs, daffodils and slightly warmer weather pokes its head over the horizon. If you’re anything like us the festive period flew by in a flash of food, family, wrapping paper and...

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10 Ways to Live Like a Local in Tooting

Once the shabby neighbour of Wandsworth, Balham and Wimbledon, Tooting is now the poster child of the term ‘up-and-coming’, welcoming young professionals who battle their way onto the Northern Line each morning and head into zone 1. Despite rapid gentirification, Tooting maintains a vibrant...

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