Likeable London links

Clickable banners for London-​​related websites and blogs you may find useful, inter­esting or plain delightful

Dave Hill's London blog

A news-​​oriented blog by a respected commentator on London (plus contri­butions from other experts), with an emphasis on devel­opment projects and political analysis

The Great Wen

The work of journalist Peter Watts, the Great Wen may not be the most stylish-​​looking London blog but it’s one of the more informative and well written, covering a wide range of subjects, often of a cultural nature

London Historians blog

Updated almost every day, the London Historians blog should satisfy even the most voracious appetite for musings and miscellania about London

click for Modernist Britain

Exquisitely crafted profiles of 30 of the greatest Modernist buildings in London – and another 20 beyond. You’ll wish there were more.

click for London Remembers

London Remembers documents over 3,000 commem­orative plaques, monuments, statues and fountains

The LMPS does what it says on the tin of paint: working to protect, preserve and celebrate murals in the communities where they were created, and its website is a very well produced record of some of London's finest permanent street art

The LMPS does what it says on the tin of paint: working to protect, preserve and celebrate London’s murals – and its website includes a very well produced record of some of the capital’s finest permanent street art

all things secret, quirky and wonderful about London

An insight into all things secret, quirky and wonderful about London and sometimes beyond – be it secret speakeasys, supper clubs, curious shops, quirky theatres, creative markets, beautiful archi­tecture or hideaways”

Locating London's Past

This new website allows you to search digital resources relating to early modern and 18th-​​century London, and to map the results on to John Rocque’s 1746 map – but it’s not for the techno­lo­gically faint-​​hearted

London footprints

An excellent site about exploring London on foot

London Shh

A collection of small historic houses that tell the stories of fascinating and famous former residents

Diamond Geezer

Life viewed from London E3”. Probably London’s best individually written blog – and certainly the most informative (but maybe not for those with a short attention span)


News, information, previews, reviews, opinion and more

Time Out

The category killer in the what’s on in London market

Visit London

You might not guess it from their minimalist masthead, but this is Visit London, the offical website for London tourism

Transport for London

Almost everything you need to know about travelling in London, with some useful journey planning tools

London Town

Good commercial site for making arrangements for your visit – even longstanding Londoners can benefit from the expertise and information arrayed here

London 43: the alternative London city guide

A pleasing and informative site, although its strapline could be misleading at first glance: it’s an alternative to other London guides, rather than a guide to alternative London

London Evening Standard

London’s weekday newspaper – much improved under its new ownership

The Telegraph: London travel

Regardless of your opinion of the newspaper itself, you’ll be impressed by the London section of the Telegraph’s travel guide

London Home to Home B&Bs

Bed and breakfast accom­modation at relatively reasonable prices, considering the site specialises in some of the nicest parts of London

London government

City Hall’s reader-​​friendly site about almost every aspect of life in London, going far beyond what you might expect from the mayor and the London Assembly

As the name implies, these are street-by-street notes

Wonderfully detailed notes on London’s local history

London's most right-on-guide

A kind of database, kind of review site, used for documenting inter­esting places in London”. It’s collab­orative and commercial-​​free

This is Local London

An aggregate site for news from 40 of London’s local papers

The Underground Map

A bit of a mashup and more selective than Hidden London at the the moment, the Underground Map goes way beyond the remit implied by its name, with well-​​edited and enlightening material on all sorts of districts and structures – and some excellent visual content, notably its “maps of this place through time” feature

London Resilience

Planning and preparing for emergencies in London

Travels around London

A blog about exploring London and beyond (sometimes well beyond, all over England)

London Shop Fronts

More than 1000 no-​​frills photos of charac­terful London shops, cafés, etc.

A site dedicated to songs about London. As simple as that. The only rules are that the songs must be brilliant and that the blindingly obvious numbers are excluded. The songs may be explicitly about London or obliquely about the city in some way. This is a project that was delib­erately designed to last for one year. It will remain live for people to explore.”

From the Upper Deck

A marvellous photoblog consisting entirely of views from upstairs on London buses

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