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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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5 of the Best London Beaches

London: a great city, or the greatest? We all know the answer. Yet if there’s one thing London is missing, something that other cities like Barcelona, Miami and Rio de Janeiro can boast, it’s a beach. But it looks like the Big Smoke is finally catching up. Urban beaches have finally...

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Lights Out Party At Kettner’s

We’ve all heard the tales from our grandma about good old wartime spirit and how life was so much better when everyone grew their own veggies and knitted their own socks. While we at The Handbook are perfectly happy living life through our iPhones and buying ready meals (sorry gran) we don’t...

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Quaglino’s introduces: The Giovanni Gin Garden

As big gin fans here at The Handbook, we have to admit that Quaglino’s new ‘Giovanni Gin Garden’ installation really couldn’t be more appealing but unlike our casual Friday night post-work excuse G&T, Quaglino’s is going that one step further (well several steps). Aptly named...

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Carom Spice Garden

Ever since that iconic (read: cheesy) girl band, whose name escapes us, sang ‘spice up your life!’ we’ve had a love affair with all things sugar and spice. Our love for all things hot can now be indulged, thanks to the new London pop-up, Carom’s Spice Garden this July. Pan-Indian restaurant...

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A Londoner’s Guide to Malta

The Handbook’s first love will always be London, but every so often we venture slightly further afield and recently we found ourselves in Malta. The beautiful archipelago is situated between Sicily and North Africa meaning that it has warm Mediterranean seas, a dry climate and soaring...

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6 of the Best Places To Cool Off

Ladies and gentleman, what a time to be alive. In the last few days, we have being lucky enough to witness a true modern miracle…a London that is almost too hot to handle. If cold drinks from Costa, copious ice creams and minimal clothing hasn’t being enough to cool you down in this baking...

Things to do With Kids

The Best Ice Cream Sandwiches

The ice cream sandwich is undoubtedly one of the capital’s biggest food trends this summer. And the humble childhood classic is being jazzed up left, right and centre by different restaurants, food vans and pubs, offering an array of different flavor ice cream and biscuit combinations. We’ve...

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7 Of The Best Rooftop Hangouts

It’s not often that London folk get to enjoy the summer sunshine, so it’s crucial that we make the most of it while we can! The Handbook is a big fan of rooftop bars and hangouts in the summer period, as there’s just something innately cool about sipping cocktails atop a skyscraper. Plus...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Supper Tub – Dine In a Hot Tub!

Everyone enjoys a relaxing bubble bath (don’t worry guys, it’s ok to admit it) and it’s always nice to have something to read while you soak up the various scents of Lush. In fact, there are few things better than lying in some bubbles and reading some classic literature (ok, tabloid...

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LIBRARY hosts Wonderland Culinary Adventure

LIBRARY’s new pop-up to celebrate their first birthday is indeed a unique experience. Located in the heart of theatre land, expect far more than a run-of-the-mill dining feast. St Martin’s Lane most elite private members club aims to attract tastemakers, entertainers and those who have an...

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