London - General
"Londonist is a website about London and everything that happens in it. That means news, reviews and events; the history and future of London. We celebrate the quirks, eccentricities, hidden and surprising bits that make up the alternative side of the city." How did we all manage in the dark days before the Londonist?
He writes: "A Londoner's Blog. Discovering it all will take more lifetimes than I have available. As I find little things or connections that interest me, and I hope will interest others, I will post them here." Street art, statues, memorials, he's got a good eye for detail and we could learn a lot from his writing style.
Assorted bits of London history, with a bias towards Deptford, plus other random stuff. Wide-ranging, strange stories, well-researched.
Many posts are about East London, but he also reports back from random boroughs and long distance walks. Wide-ranging and thorough.
Seems to be Open House every day for Ian Visits. Use his events calendar and it could be for you too.
The impression we get from his blog is that SilverTiger is a gentle soul, living in Islington and exploring London with his partner Tigger. He has an eye for detail and often researches what he finds, always finding something that interests us.
A wide-ranging site with a London section. Good photos. Just wish they used a bigger font.
Shady Old Lady
"London's lost histories are all around the capital - London's greatest places, hundreds of London's secret places, pinpointing the top places of interest to you."
The City, the East End, London history and customised T-shirts - all introduced by Barry who seems a very likeable bloke.
"Have you ever wanted to tour London? Now London Revolution's dynamic virtual tours allow you to do just that, without any risk of rain. You'll find famous London landmarks as well as extraordinary nooks and crannies of the city which you never knew existed. Use your mouse to interact with our high definition 360 degree virtual tours of this incredible city. "
These are quite eerie images, far removed from the utilitarian Google Street View. Probably the next best thing to being there.