Some useful links for people planning to spend some time in and around London. Students considering it for their (under)-graduate studies, people looking for a house, a job or simply "the perfect experience":-) A list of links assembled (mostly from 2003 to 2005) while trying to find my way through London's mysteries! See also my travel links for more general travel information!
You may be surprised to discover that "Easy London", a popular tour operator with branches in several Italian cities, is actually one of the financial hands of "Forza Nuova", a particularly infamous right-wing Italian political organization. Thus think twice before booking with them...
Say No To Easy London!
Miscellanous Travel InformationCheap London : Renato's guide to London-on-a-budget (not available as of Summer 2005) (Italian)
Getting There & AwayBy plane : you can choose one out of many usual airlines, of course, but for true bargains have a look at RyanAir, Easyjet and British Midlands! Check out SkyScanner as well!
By train : to/from London from/to France and elsewhere in Europe with EuroStar!
By bus : to/from London from/to Continental Europe (and everywhere else in The UK and Ireland) with National Express!
Places to StayHostels, B&B...
University of London Accommodation Office : for students in London but also for everybody else during the holidays of the former!
Looking for a House?For longer-term stays try www.moveflat.com and www.flatshare.com : mostly for prospective flatsharers!
Getting AroundStreemap.co.uk and Google Maps UK (search for "london") : where is it?
Transport for London : All Kinds of Public Transport in London
The Tube : London Underground
Network Rail : British Train Timetables and Else
Journey Planner : how do I get there, how long does it take and how much does it cost!?
What's On?TimeOut's London
Eating OutLondon Eating : on-line reviews of eateries, not always reliable but worth a read!
Cinema & TheatreLondon Cinemas : 1 and 2
London Theatre Guide
Prince Charles Cinema : Leicester Square One and Only Budget Cinema! Not to speak about the average qaulity of movies it shows with respect to its more illustrious neighbours...
Cine Lumiere a l'Institut Francais : mostly but not only French cinema (membership required)
National Film Theatre of the British Film Institute
Chelsea Cinema & Royal Court Theatre : my beloved neighbourhood's cinema & theatre
Be Connected!For those eager to check their e-mail twice a day, there's an array of Internet Cafes spread all over town. Possibly the most reliable are the Easy Internet ones. Those having access to a landline phone may also consider signing up for a free dial-up internet account with Tiscali, which allows you to browse for a few pence a minute. Some international phone cards also allow you to coonect from a landline to a dial-up service: check with newsagents and/or convenience stores!
University and ResearchUniversity of London