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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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Seasonal & Celebrations

5 of the Best Winter Dates

For some bizarre reason, the general feeling among friends and colleagues is that summer is the best season to find love in London. However, over at the Handbook, we completely disagree with this consensus. Now that the days are shorter and colder, London offers an array of dreamy winter date...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

9 of the Best Christmas Party Venues in Central London

You may have seen our previous guides to Christmas party in venues across North, South, East and West London. The final in this series, here we have rounded up 10 of the best bars, restaurants, private rooms and blank spaces to host your Christmas party in. Whether a civilised dinner fits the bill...

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6 of the Most Festive London Ice Rinks

Winter isn’t Winter until you’ve layered up 3 pairs of socks, dug out your novelty pom pom beanie and glided onto the rink. If you agree with us that ice skating in London is an essential part of the run-up to Christmas then read on to see our pick of the 6 most festive ice rinks.

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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.

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Grotto Outré Christmas Pop-Up Returns

A pop-up only for adults? Yes please. Whilst we love pretending we are young, wild and free, clutching the giant bear we won at the hook-a-duck and nursing a hot chocolate, sometimes we need to act a little more our age and head somewhere we can really let our hair down. The place in question?...

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Soho Ski Terrace Winter Rooftop

Soho Sky Terrace is swapping the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ and transforming into a Ski Terrace for Winter Overlooking the iconic black and white building of Liberty’s, the terrace has always been a destination for Soho drinking but now even more so – you can just about see the twinkly lights...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Out There Cinema on Harvey Nichols’ Rooftop

Back in June they hosted a Grey Goose summer terrace and now the rooftop at Harvey Nichols is welcoming a different type of goose from 26th November until 4th December. Canada Goose, the brand of ridiculously warm jackets favoured by Daniel Craig and Emma Stone, is turning their focus to another...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Thank Ya Papa!

Following on from the Bayou Banquet, Slap Ya Papa is returning to London to celebrate Thanksgiving with Thank Ya Papa at Styx in North London. On the 25th -28th November, they’ll be hosting a series of Thanksgiving supper clubs and finishing with a lunch club on the 29th which are all about...

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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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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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