7 Blogs You Should Read Before Traveling to London

7 Blogs You Should Read Before Traveling to LondonNarrowing down a list of the best blogs to read to help plan your trip to London is no easy task! There are some great London-centric blogs out there with excellent suggestions – and strong opinions – on what makes this city such an iconic and dynamic destination. Here's a lucky list of seven that are definitely worth bearing in mind for top tips for making the most of your time in London.

 

About London
Freelance writer with a background in publishing, Laura Porter has been writing About.com's London travel guide since 2006 when the website started. Her blog is informative, fun and written from a perspective of someone who truly loves London. For an indispensable guide to all things London, be sure to click on golondon.about.com. You can keep track of all Laura's tweets at @AboutLondon.

 

Cheese & Biscuits
Honest, in depth, and sometimes scathing restaurant reviews from London and beyond by local foodie Chris Pople, Cheese & Biscuits is a must read if you're intent on eating well when visiting London. Have a nibble at cheesenbiscuits.blogspot.co.uk and a tweet at @chrispople.

Hookedblog
The regularly updated labor of love that is Hookedblog was established in 2005 as a place for its writers and photographers “to share our love of Street Art, Ephemeral Art, Graffiti, Stencils, Zines, Tags, Screen Printing, Illustration and everything and anything in between.” Enjoy the eye candy at hookedblog.co.uk and follow on Twitter at @hookedblog.

Now. Here. This.
You know Time Out magazine, right? Well, this is its London blog. As you'd expect, the blog is jam packed with all sorts of listings and insight on things to do around town. Read the blog at now-here-this.timeout.com and its tweets via @timeoutlondon.

London on the Inside
Get wise to “the hippest trends, coolest bands, hottest tables, sexiest social events” and more (and all with a decidedly proud East London slant) from one of this city's most popular blogs. See for yourself at londontheinside.com and follow on Twitter at @LondONtheinside.

Tired of London, Tired of Life
Published by Tom Jones (no, not that Tom Jones), this blog is based on the simple concept of finding one interesting and particularly London-y thing to do each and every day of the year, something Tom's been doing since 2008 and showing no signs of stopping. Check out what Tom's been up to most recently at tiredoflondontiredoflife.com and follow him on Twitter at @tiredoflondon.

VisitLondon
The official blog for London's official city guide featuring regular posts from the visitlondon.com team as well as guest bloggers, this handy resources offers plenty of updated and current info about the best things to see and do when you actually visit London for yourself. Find out more at blog.visitlondon.com and follow on Twitter at @visitlondon.

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