As regular readers of this blog know, I’ve got a thing for traveling in general but in particular armchair traveling. I love reading about foreign places, regardless of whether I’ll actually go or not. It’s a dream of mine to one day write a travelguide and publish it. So I keep a keen eye out for city guides, both online and offline. There are some really cool online resources for London that I’m using at the moment as I’m keeping up with what’s hot and what’s not in the city that has stolen my heart.
- First up is the venerable Time Out. This paper guide comes out once a week, but the online edition is equally handy if you want to find out almost anything that goes on in London, I use it a lot to see what exhibitions are on.
- Second up is Londonist. Part of a larger group of city-focussed blogs, this blog is very hardcore London, and maybe less interesting as a tourist guide.
- Flavorpill is my third tip, for the ubercool and hipper-than-hip. It’s a weekly email that goes out (other city editions are available as well) with places to eat, drink, dance and soak up some culture.
- One I haven’t test-driven yet but that looks promising is Urban Junkies website and daily mail, covering eat, drink, shop, services and travel.
- This one will appeal mainly to women, Daily Candy’s London edition, a daily mail complemented by a website on the good life.
- And last but not least, LeCool has just started a weekly London email (it’s very similar to Flavorpill) and I think this is one of my favourites. Very well designed with great tips on dining, dancing and disco, I wish I’d had this idea!
- As a bonus: my favourite online resources for finding a place to eat: London Eating (my favourite), Toptable and Squaremeal.
On a different note, one of my classmates and friends is running the London marathon in a few weeks time (go Sony!), if you want to support him and the charity he’s raising funds for, check out this page and support him (more information can also be found on the LBS MBA blog).