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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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5 Places You Have To Visit in Battersea

Think Battersea and you probably think power station or park, well actually what you should be thinking is unlimited brunch, drawing on tables and seriously good steak. This south London area is right next door to The Handbook HQ so we’ve rounded up five of our favourite places that you can’t...

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Urban Edibles Supper Club

We have all heard of dumpster diving and if you ask us, it’s not exactly an activity we would love to try. However, rummaging around for unsold Tesco chicken wraps is not the same thing as some fine-dining foraging. In fact, Urban Edibles are offering a decidedly upmarket new wild food Supper...

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Cinnamon Kitchen Meets Pizza Pilgrims

This is the sort of culture clash that we like to hear about, a meeting of east meets west with the team up between Indian restaurant Cinnamon Kitchen and the Italian inspired Pizza Pilgrims. From the 3rd to the 7th August the Pizza Pilgrims will be parking their Piaggio van in Cinnamon Kitchen’s...

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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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Storeys Rooftop Pop Up

If you haven’t noticed from some of our previous blogs and guides, The Handbook loves rooftop parties and hangouts. This is because escaping the madness of the city and taking in stunning views of London in the sunshine is just a whole lot of fun. The latest one to come about for summer is...

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5 of the Best Pubs To Play In

There’s nothing better than going out for some post-work drinks with your friends and having a good time. But do you ever wish you could cut loose in another way than just getting sloshed? Well, as always, The Handbook is here to help! Check out our guide to the best pubs to play in…these...

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Pop down to POP-Down at Cuisson

Everybody loves a bit of pop, whether it be the cheesy S Club 7 kind, or the fizzy coca cola kind. Pop is fun and fleeting, or in the case of Steps, scarring. Pop-ups are just as much raucous fun and are pretty much guaranteed to be enjoyable. One promising pop-up is POP-Down, a brand new...

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Dinner In The Sky

A few decades ago, Hollywood science fiction films predicted what millennial life would look like…hover boards, self-tying laces and shiny silver jumpsuits were just some of the predictions made. We all like to look back and laugh at these films, until you realise that some of the predictions...

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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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