There are some incredibly useful London travel blogs out there which will make planning your trip to the capital easier than anything. London is a huge city, so before you touch down you’ll want to have a rough idea of what to do while you’re there. And where better to get advice from than the locals? Yep, experts out on the field with knowledge of the best places to go and the best things to do (and what not to do). We’ve picked out the most helpful London travel blogs to help you explore the city in the best way…
In no particular order...
1 ESSENTIAL LONDON
The ideal resource for culture vultures, Essential London contains all you need to know about the historic sites of London. Whether that's by foot on a pub crawl with a touch of history, or a guide to the majestic home of King Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace. Blog author Callum has even put together a super in depth 5-day itinerary of London, including the city's most unmissable cultural sites as well as some more off the beaten track gems. If it's history you're passionate about, this is the blog for you.
2 EATING LONDON TOURS
A blog perfect for you foodie’s. As you can guess from the name, Eating London Tours recommends insiders tips on the best food and drink spots in London. From where to get the best steamed bao buns to the best Indian restaurants on Brick Lane, to discovering the best of Chinatown. This should be your go-to blog for where to eat in the city! The pictures will make you drool.
3 LOVE AND LONDON
Probably the most eclectic London blog out there - Love and London covers such a range of useful guides to the Big Smoke. Written by Jessica Dante, she knows the city like the back of her hand from what to eat at Borough Market, to the top 20 things to Instagram in London and what to do in the Christmas season. She even provides handy travelling and packing tips. You should sign up to receive her free London 101 Guide if you have a trip to England coming up.
4 SECRET LONDON
For advice for things to do in London that are a little more unique and off the beaten track, head to Secret London. Get the know on strange museums, where to find different types of British architecture and secret guided city walks! It’s USP? On the left hand side, find a list of different London towns. Click one and discover the best places to test out in that particular area from charming pubs to beautiful bridges...
5 SUNNY IN LONDON
While London could really do with some more sunshine, Sunny in London is a blog that truly shines above most. Sunny is a Florida expat who moved to London - and she started this blog to share her tips, favourite spots and her hilarious American to Brit comparisons (for example American V British grocery stores). This is a great resource to find local pub crawls, hotels, attractions and much much more in the city.
6 LONDON UNATTACHED
A really good practical guide to London and perhaps one of the best London blogs out there. If you’re the kind of person who appreciates street art and cycling around a new city, then London Attached can show you the way. This blog also has really great reviews on bars, hotels and restaurants. Give it a read…
7 HOMEGIRL IN LONDON
The quirky blog isn't the usual type you'd come across. Featured in the Veulio Top Ten Best Blogs of 2017 you’ll know you’ve come to the right place if you want to find the best in this big city. Mainly featuring where to have outdoorsy adventures, those who like to explore outside and get a little messy will be spoilt for choice with the array of locations for forest walks and animal sightings. This blog is also jammed packed full of where to dine, interior inspiration and London trends, it's a blog fit for every taste.
8 LONDON EATER
London has some of the best restaurants in the world - but you need to know where to look. The London Eater has done the job for you, testing out upmarket restaurants to more casual joints that serve tasty food. From Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant in Sloane Square to the coolest London pop-ups, you seriously wanna read the reviews on this one.
9 POPPY LOVES
The London lifestyle blog is sure to make you feel like a professional Londoner after reading Poppy's favourite places to go in the city. From eats, drinks, culture and afternoon tea you'll be spoilt for choice. The website's layout makes it simple to use and easy to find what you're looking for. She even gives you a few tips and tricks on how to get about the busy city like a local. Poppys favourite books, music, gigs as well as workshops and classes are also included in the blog to touch down on everything and anything you can do in the city of London keeping your days packed and full of British culture and fun.