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Articles You’ve Loved the MOST In 2018

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By Emily Gray | 18th December 2018

It’s been rather a good year for The Handbook if we say so ourselves (always have to back yourself), we’ve launched our travel section, branched out into lifestyle and you lot seem to be enjoying it. As 2018 comes to a close, we look back at the most popular content of the year.

Igloose Yourself In These 6 Winter Pods

We’ll admit, we knew this one was going to do well. Why? Because what’s Christmas in London without spending an evening in a perspex shell? Doing it for the ‘gram, Coppa Club seems to remain at the top of its game despite the glut of new igloos emerging from competitors.

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18 of the Best Places to Host Your Birthday

Ah our birthday. A chance to excuse all terrible behaviour with it’s my birthday. Eating cake for breakfast? It’s your birthday. Doing absolutely nothing at work? It’s your birthday. Deciding to treat everyone to a slurring rendition of Will.i.am’s It’s Your Birthday? You get the gist. At least you are taking inspiration from us as to what to do on your birthday.

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10 Reasons Why It’s All About Barbados This Winter

This year The Handbook officially launched its travel section and poor Phil had the arduous task of jumping on a plane and checking out Barbados. He asked you not to send flowers and instead ask you to pay your condolences by reading why it’s all about Barbados in the winter and you did in your droves.

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Strictly No Nipples: Everything You Need To Know About The New Annabel’s

Ending the year by seriously raising the bar on the Christmas decorations, Annabel’s reopened this year and you all flocked to read about its prudish no nipple policy, the hydraulic dance floor and the full time ice carver they hired. How many of us then managed to get a membership remains to be seen. Replies on the back of a postcard to The Handbook HQ if you did.

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Posh Indians: London’s Best Indian Fine Dining

This year a host of chefs have worked to prove that Indian cuisine is for life, not just a takeaway in front of X-Factor on a Saturday night. Fine dining Indian restaurants have really made a name for themselves this year and you lot seem to be reading this as much as we’ve been eating at them.

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8 of London’s Best Outdoor Swimming Pools

2018 summer will forever go down as one of the greatest of all time with the winning mix of Love Island, England actually doing well in the World Cup and weather that we really could call a heatwave. We’re guessing the last reason is why our guide to the best outdoor pools was being read and reread as we all scrambled to find a spot to cool off like elephants  at a watering hole.

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20 Female Chefs At The Top of Their Game

Hands up ladies if at some point, someone has made some lame remark about women belonging in the kitchen. Yep, that’s most of us. Well these women have proven that yes women should be in the kitchen (just not only in the kitchen), as they are all chefs at the top of their game and in 2018, the Year of the Woman, you couldn’t get enough of them.

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The World’s Most Incredible Infinity Pools

Phil showed us once again what we were missing out on when he introduced us to the world’s most incredible infinity pools. Notes were taken, Pinterest boards were made, holidays were researched and then we checked our bank balances. Still you lot seemed to love it and maybe you were more successful than us in visiting them.

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SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden: The First Look

Arguably the biggest opening of the year, SUSHISAMBA arrived in Covent Garden and had us all fawning over its leafy interiors and crushed velvets, attracting us millennials to it like a millennial moth to mood lighting. It also made its way into our most popular content.

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16 Secret Underground Venues

Let’s play a game of, if The Handbook readers were animals what would they be? My guess an animal that lives underground, I’m going to say a mole (which also happen to be my favourite animal). Why? Because you can’t stop reading about London’s secret underground venues.

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