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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

My Top Fourteen London Blogs

These, in no particular order, are my top fourteen London blogs, the ones that I think it is worth following. I am very much a newbie blogger compared to these folk, I tap my bits of stuff and I hold all of the following in high esteem. They all deliver quality information on a regular basis.

I have been poked to include more than ten and am very grateful to the pokers! Any other suggestions very welcome.


London Historians  Ashamed to say I have only recently discovered this gem of a site and the excellent organisation behind it. Hence my update!

Spitalfields Life – Beautifully written, copiously illustrated, always illuminating work from the Gentle Author. Described by one reviewer as "Like a modern Mayhew, but better."

This Strange City – A contemplative take on life in contemporary London from an accomplished flaneur.

The Victorianist “The People, Places, Events and Customs of the Nineteenth Century” does exactly what it says! Excellent features and images.

Londonist What a resource! Everyday new items from street art to high art, views to news.

Ian Visits So many ideas for interesting events in London, none of the usual stuff, worth a daily look or sign up for the weekly email.

Victorian London What Lee Jackson doesn’t know about this subject ... (choose your own analogy). Always worth a daily look, he does e-books too at bargain prices. Good for an I-phone if you don't have a Kindle.

The Great Wen – Peter Watts’ blog on London, a true expert, an ex Time Out journo much missed but thankfully very busy elsewhere.

Shady Old Lady Packed with London oddities and odd information all located by that trade-mark finger!

Secret London Site motto - ‘It is a hobby of mine to have an exact knowledge of London.’ – Sherlock Holmes. So many odd and quirky facts, enough to baffle and befuddle us non-Sherlocks, thank you.

London Remembers – A fantastic resource, not limited to Blue Plaques, they are trying to capture and photograph all the details of every London Memorial. What a task, let’s try and help.

Seeing Symbols – The symbolism of London sculpture and decorative arts are explained by a truly, internationally recognised, expert enthusiast.

Ornamental Passions – Attention to the little architectural gems that often are forgotten. Always very well researched, you can trust this blog.

Oddities of London – New site, full of fun and cool places to visit, written by London’s coolest taxidermist!

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