Olympics Visitors Web Resources
- NBC Olympics 2012 ~ TV listings
- BBC Sport Olympics 2012
The venerable state-run broadcaster’s Olympic coverage.
- British Monarchy;
If your favorite sport is royal-watching, here’s where to keep tabs on their official comings and goings.
- Guardian London City Guide
Travel writers for one of London’s most respected daily papers offer up-to-date information about where to go, what to see, what to do, and what to eat.
- Guild of Registered Tourist Guides
Blue Badge Guides are rigorously trained, certified, and exceedingly well respected.
- Let’s Go London, Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh and Let’s Go Great Britain
The go-to travel guide for students is geared toward affordable lodging and food. Best place to find hostel recommendations, too.
- London: Official London Guide
Operated by London & Partners, the official promotional group for London, essentially its business and convention bureau. This site has good information about lodging and events.
- London 2012;
The official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, with news about the games and information about tickets, venues, lodging, etc. Also on Twitter: @london2012.
- London 2012 Festival
Running from June 21 to September 9, the London 2012 Festival is a culture maven’s dream come true, featuring about 1000 performances of dance, music, theater, and other artistic events. Also on Facebook, and Twitter @London2012Fest.
- Met Office
Official website of the UK’s National Weather Service. Check here before traveling to know what to pack and, before venturing out, what to wear. Also has a downloadable app.
- Royal Parks
Official website of London’s eight royal parks, with information about planning a visit, buying tickets to events, and activities with kids.
- Time Out London
The online version of the venerable going-out guide’s London edition, with up-to-date listings for movies, plays, art exhibits, and restaurant reviews.
- Toilet Map
When you gotta go, you gotta go. Just as the name implies, it’s a map of 947 (to date) public toilets in greater London. Also on Facebook and as a downloadable app for Android or iPhone.
U.S. users of the Open Table (http://www.opentable.com) restaurant reservation site will understand the usefulness of this London restaurant review and reservation service. Also available as an app for iPhone or Android.
- Transport for London
Homepage for public transportation in London, with information about service disruptions, a trip planner, and an online place to buy an Oyster Card, for paying fares on buses, trams, riverboats, and national rail.