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My favourite sites around the UK.

Online news publications....
The Times
The Guardian
The Financial Times
The Electronic Telegraph
The Independent
Evening Standard
BBC News On-Line

The essential London visitor's weekly guide, TimeOut magazine!

The Media
The Arts

The London Philharmonic Orchestra
The London Symphony Orchestra
The Royal Academy of Arts
The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
Royal College of Art
Tate Gallery
The Wigmore Hall
The Science Museum
The British Museum
The British Library

The South Bank Centre Home of the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery.
The Barbican Centre Hideous 1960's grey edifice, plenty of wind tunnels to discourage all but the most avid artsy types.
The Royal National Theatre
Events Online National entertainment listings
Whats On Stage provides theatre info and reviews
London's West End at a glance
London Fringe Theatre
UK Theatre Web
The English National Opera
The National Arts Guide UK
An exhaustive guide to over 800 art galleries in the United Kingdom.
National Portrait Gallery
Film Finder
tells you what's showing in UK cinemas
The British Film Institute
The London Film Festival
UK Calling
More stuff about UK happenings
London Art
Contemporary art exhibitions and reviews.

Amazon UK
Grant and Cutler THE foreign-language bookstore!
Penguin Books The old favourites. A very good online UK-based bookstore.
Kelkoo UK Find the best prices for computer hardware in the UK.
Yellow Pages Online Let your mouse do the walking. :-)
Crocus - get all your gardening bulbs and tools here!
Unbeatable Good, low prices for electronics and photographic goods.
Sainsburys To You Shop online for groceries and get it delivered to your door!
eBay UK if online auctions are more your sort of scene....

Nightlife Eating out... is something I do rather often.
London Dining Guide
Eat Out Go Out
A complete guide to eating out and going out in the city.
Dine Online. Restaurant reviews, where to eat and more
Complete Guide to Eating Out
In And Around Covent Garden

The London Tube It may be crumbling but it's (sometimes) still the fastest way to get around!
Disused Stations On the Underground
by a fan! Incredible photographic tour of the Tube's "ghost stations".
Abandoned Tube Stations Another website with information on ghost stations all over the Tube network.
The No 10 Bus Group Passengers of the No 10 bus, unite! Post your horror stories here.
StreetMap UK You'll never be lost with it.
Train Pain If you're a long-suffering commuter, make your complaints heard!
Can you hear London Calling?
Virtual London
London Guide from UK Travel
The Official London Web Site
London Transport
Find out how to get from A to Z on the tube.
The London Toy Museum Relive your childhood.
Royal Parks of London Just drag out a deckchair and relax.
The Imperial War Museum
RAF Museum, Hendon
Go Spitfire-spotting.
NetLondonWired London.
Museum of London
Corporation of London
A Calender of London Events

If you're visiting London, these links will ensure a hectic, activity-packed visit.

For TOURists!

Ordnance Survey Get free maps and invaluable info here before you go anywhere.
Go4AWalk UK Walks, maps and suggestions for your next walking holiday. Probably the UK's premier walking website and it has lots of walks (in PDF format!) particularly for the Lake District area. Highly recommended.
Walking World Another UK walks database with a wider area coverage but is possibly less convenient.
Walk Link Yet another walking database site aimed more at newbies and beginners.
The Lake District National Park Authority On-Line
John Dawson's Lake District Walks
UK Ramblers Association
for dedicated ramblers.
UpMyStreet A fascinating facts-and-figures guide to your
neighbourhood. Wherever you live in the UK, just enter your postcode!
The National Trust which cares for famous houses and gardens around the country
Provides lots of info on historical places to visit.

Around the UK


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