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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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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 of the Best Family Friendly Restaurants

If white tablecloths and quiet, civilised conversation fill you with dread then check out our guide to some of the best family-friendly restaurants in London – FAR more exciting than colouring pencils and a mini chef’s hat. And because we are calling them ‘family’-friendly and not...

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James Bond’s Tailor at Bar20

Enter into the mind of a master. The man responsible for some of the most iconic suits in 21st century cinema. The genius behind red carpet icons from Benedict Cumberbatch through to Mick Jagger, and on-screen heros, including Daniel Craig’s slick, hard-nosed James Bond. The man who has tailored...

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8 Top Venues for Live Music

With so much going on in the Big Smoke, it’s easy to forget that London is one of the best places for live music in the world. But you don’t have to splash out at the O2 or Wembley to get some groove in you. There are heaps of bars, pubs and clubs featuring live music all year round...

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8 Top Venues for Live Music

With so much going on in the Big Smoke, it’s easy to forget that London is one of the best places for live music in the world. But you don’t have to splash out at the O2 or Wembley to get some groove in you. There are heaps of bars, pubs and clubs featuring live music all year round...

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The Kensington: Art and Afternoon Tea

Here at The Handbook we aren’t even going to try and pretend we don’t love afternoon tea; like Bonnie and Clyde; Romeo and Juliet and Snoopy and Charlie Brown – it’s The Handbook and afternoon tea. Which is why when we heard the The Kensington hotel had launched not one, but two new tea...

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London Coffee Festival Returns

It’s Monday morning which means one thing – nothing is getting done until we’ve had our coffee. In fact, that’s pretty much our daily mantra. And this love is nothing new, as early as the 1600s London was home to coffee houses where Londoners would meet to debate, gossip and sort out...

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The Blues Kitchen’s Rib Fest

Made your plans for the Bank Holiday weekend yet? Decided what you’re going to do for that wonderful extra day on Monday? If you haven’t we have something for you, if you have, it’s time to cancel them. Starting on 28th March and running until the 31st March The Blues Kitchen on Acre Lane is...

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Complimentary Masterclasses at St Pancras Renaissance

You probably think of King’s Cross as a kind of no-man’s land if the only times you’re there are when you’re sprinting through the barriers to platform 3 or when sheep leisurely grazing on the tracks near Peterborough have made your 14:47 more like a 15:47. All a bit of a shame, really...

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Bake Off’s Chetna Hosts Kitchen Takeover

We recently wrote a guide on the top 9 library bars, and we think we have another for the list. Aptly named LIBRARY, it’s a members club with bedrooms and a mezzanine bar with glass balcony area, armchairs and very well-stocked bookshelves. The concept is based around being more than just a...

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Eat the Movies: Cinema Supper Club

Ever drooled at a scene in a movie? Does the pasta Julia Roberts eats in the Italian part of Eat, Pray Love give you serious carb cravings? Bridget Jones have you reaching for the Ben & Jerry’s? We bring you news of an event that combines two of our favourite things: film and food. PECKish is...

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