Websites About London
Note: the sites below cover the whole of London. Blogs, forums, websites, etc, covering specific areas of London can be found on the relevant locale pages.
Food and Drink
- Londonist articles on food and drink
- Scores on the Doors — hygiene inspection results for restaurants in certain boroughs (Hackney and Southwark at the time of writing)
- Food hygiene for all London boroughs
- Time Out Cheap Eats — The Thrifty Fifty (focusing on high quality at lowish prices, rather than on rock-bottom cheapness)
- Roger Burton West's reviews — pubs and restaurants
- The London Review of Breakfasts — Overly analytical and pretentious but normally fun and useful reviews of breakfasting locations in and around London, with occasional guest entries from further afield.
- Dos Hermanos — well-written and well-informed reviews of London restaurants
- Food and Drink in London — more reviews of London restaurants
- Culinary Hags in London — yet more reviews of London restaurants and cafes, with a focus on Asian food
- Chowhound UK/Ireland board — contains lots of London stuff
- eGullet UK/Ireland board — a slightly lower proportion of London stuff than Chowhound, but it's there
- London Korean Links food section
- Tamarind and Thyme — food in London
- Sausage and Bread — reviews of sausage sandwiches (with a fairly broad definition of such) from various London establishments
- The World in 202 Meals — a mission to eat food from every country in the world without leaving London
- Journey Planner — plan your journey on London's public transport system
- Walk It — journey planner for pedestrians!
- Last Rounds — pub and bar review site which lists opening times, nearby public toilets, and last departure times for relevant public transport
- London Footprints — nearly a hundred walks around various parts of London, with pointers to interesting landmarks, and printable pages of background information. Their links page is also worth a look.
- Rambles from the London Tube — urban and country walks reachable by Tube, with a focus on the outlying areas of the network.
- DisabledGo — Very, very detailed accessibility information.
- Weird and Wonderful London — Yahoo group concerned with performance opportunities (poetry, live/performance art, music etc), money work for performers, cabarets, interesting events, squat parties etc etc
- The Knowhere Guide — fairly unstructured guide to various places around the UK, including areas of London; though be aware that the recommendations may be very out of date
- 192.com maps — very high resolution aerial photos of central London - much higher than Google Earth. You can even see people. I've been hesitating to highlight this because somehow they've got their synchronisation of their sets of aerial photos wrong: when you use the "super zoom" you find you're suddenly looking at a location fifty or so metres away. Quite annoying.
- London Air Quality Network — near-current map of air quality at various points in London. Plus stats.
- Shady Old Lady's Guide to London — You can add your own interesting London places. Includes the government's secret tunnels, Camden's catacombs, and the Lea Coppermill. Bit slow to load.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/features — Various items on events in London and in particular areas.
- Going Underground
- Dictionary of Victorian London — wide variety of pages about life in Victorian London
- Spotted By Locals — Group blog about various stuff in London.
- London Street Signs Project Artistic interpretation of London Street signs by crazy people. I blame beth -- bob
- Streats of London — documenting all the street signs in London that have an item of food or drink in their names (see also the related Flickr photoset).
- Project Adorno — 26 Tube stations from A to Z in a weekend.
- The Greenwich Emotion Map
- A City of Shared Stories — vignettes about different areas, written by local residents and plotted on a map.
Games and quizzes
- Waiting For Lunchtime Tube Quiz — a very simple idea, but fun. Click on the blank Tube map and type in the name of the station. See if you can get them all! It will save your correct guesses in a cookie so you don't have to complete it in one sitting.
- Going Underground's Guess Where Tube Quiz, September 2007 — view twelve photos and guess which Tube stations they depict (not automated; you work out your own score).
- Going Underground's Guess Where Tube Quiz, February 2008 — another round of the above.
- District Dave's quizzes and surveys — quite tricky as this site is aimed at hardcore enthusiasts.
- Time Out's article on the 50 "best" London websites
- The London Weblog Directory (previously known as the London Bloggers Tube Map)