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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

9 of the Best Christmas Party Venues in East London

Need a quirky venue to match your quirky office? Gather your colleagues and head East. We have rounded up the best places in East London to host your Christmas party, from ping pong to private dining rooms to underground vaults, read on to get inspired.

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Milk Lates Supper Clubs

Our 2 favourite things have collided: brunch and supper clubs. Milk in Balham has long been a reason in itself to head to the neighbourhood, the exposed brick walls, neon lighting and obviously the damn good food reason enough to head to SW12. This summer they expanded in size to cater to the...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Cosiest Winter Pop-Ups

The dreary, dark days are really setting in now, so what better way to lift spirits than a welcoming, warm winter pop-up offering something fun, festive and usually booze filled (The Handbook reminds you to drink responsibly…). Here’s our guide to the best for 2015:...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Cinema in the Snow

We’re all dreaming of a white Christmas, but with Storm Barney hitting our shores, the chances are we’ll probably have a mild, rainy windy Christmas, sorry to drop that one on you, I’m not quite full of the Christmas cheer yet. Unless that is you go to the 20th Century Theatre, because Pop-Up...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Grand Ganton Hotel at Cirque le Soir

Famously debaucherous, Cirque le Soir have been inspired by the exacting standards of Monsieur Gustave H (Grand Budapest Hotel) and the not-so exacting standards of Basil Fawlty (of Fawlty Towers). We never thought we’d find Basil and Gustave in the same room but we should have known that with...

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8 of the Best Midweek Bars & Clubs

Let’s set the scene. It’s a Wednesday night. You’ve been out for dinner with your mates and shared a few bottles of wine. You know you’ve got work in the morning but, rather than go home to bed like any sensible person would, you find yourself agreeing to stay out for ‘just one more’.

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Eat Your Drink with Smith & Sinclair

Following the crowd can be a bad thing, but when the crowd in question are funding your business, it is certainly a good thing. Smith & Sinclair the edible cocktail people had their dreams come true when their business plan was sufficiently backed by crowdfunding. Now stocked in Harvey Nichols...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Perilla Supper Club Returns

Supper clubs are usually a chance to branch out a bit from our usual haunts and step foot into a new postcode, meet new people and try food more experimental than permanent restaurants tend to allow. Ben Marks and Matt Emmerson of NOMA, The Square, Polpo and Polpetto respectively are sprinkling...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Spirit Social Winter Series

Duppy Share, the relatively new kid-on-the-rum-block, are hosting a series of three pop-up events this winter, all part of The Spirit Social Winter Series. Since their launch in Summer 2014, Duppy Share have made a big name for themselves on the spirit scene and have already won Gold and Silver...

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What to do This Weekend

8 Venues That Aren’t What They Seem

Trying to find a restaurant when you’re already late for your dinner reservation can be pretty annoying, but what if it is disguised on purpose? There are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants in London that are either dual purpose businesses (think bike shops with cafes, supper clubs in...

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