Web Sites Galore


15 February 2015
The sites below will lead you to a wealth of information that neither I nor other travel sites can provide. They are the official sites of third party providers. They can alter the content of their sites without notice so check before you leave for your trip. They can also go out of business at any time but that should not bring about the end of the world.

Airlines

Air Canada (AC) www.aircanada.com
American Airlines (AA) www.aa.com
Aer Lingus
(EI) www.aerlingus.com
British Airways (
BA) www.britishairways.com
Continental Airlines (
CO) www.continental.com
Delta Airlines (
DA) www.delta.com
Easy Jet (
EZY) http://www.easyjet.com/
Northwest Airlines; merged with Delta Airlines
Ryan Air
(FR) www.ryanair.com
Swiss Air
www.swiss.com
Virgin Atlantic
(VS) www.virginatlantic.com
Airline alliance groups:
One World Alliance
http://www.oneworld.com/
Sky Team Alliance
http://www.skyteam.com/
Star Alliance
http://www.staralliance.com/en/
Seat Guru
http://www.seatguru.com/ identifies seats on planes
Updates after US Airways and American consolidate their website

Airports

BAA Ltd. For London Airports www.baa.co.uk
Belfast City (BHD) NI http://www.belfastcityairport.com/
CharlotteDouglas International (
CHL) USA you need to Google this
Chicago O’Hare (
ORD) USA www.flychcago.com/OhareHomepage
City Airport London (
LCY) ENG www.londoncityairport.com
Dublin Airport (
DUB) IRE http://www.dublinairport.com/home.aspx
Gatwick (
LGW) ENG http://www.gatwickairport.com/
Heathrow (
LHR) ENG http://www.heathrowairport.com/
London – Southend (
SEN) ENG (Essex) http://www.southendairport.com/
Luton (
LTN) ENG www.londonluton.com
JFK International (
JFK) USA www.KennedyAirport.com
Liberty – Newark (
EWR) USA www.panynj.gov
Manchester (MAN) ENG
http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/
Shannon (
SNN) IRE http://www.shannonairport.com/home.aspx
Stansted (
STN) ENG www.stanstedairport.com
Philadelphia International (
PHL) USA www.phl.org
Pittsburgh International (
PIT) USA www.FlyPittsburgh.com
See
http://www.world-airport-codes.com/

Beer Blogs

The Beer Nut http://thebeernut.blogspot.com/ from Dublin
Beer Pages at
http://www.beer-pages.com/
Ed Lancaster
http://greatbritishbeeradventure.blogspot.com/
Jeff Evans
http://www.insidebeer.com/
Jeffery Bell
http://stonch.blogspot.com/
Knut Albert
http://knutalbert.wordpress.com/
Melissa Cole http://letmetellyouaboutbeer.com
Martyn Cornell’s
http://zythophile.wordpress.com/
Michael Jackson, The late:
http://michaeljacksonthebeerhunter.blogspot.com
Real Ale Girl
http://realalegirl.blogspot.com/
Roger Protz
http://protzonbeer.co.uk/
Ronald Pattinson’s
http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/
Ronald Pattinson
http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/
Sophie Atherton http://afemaleview.net/
Zak Avery new site:
http://www.thebeerboy.co.uk/
Yes, there are so many more. The blogs above have links to so many more.

Beer Organizations

Beer Academy http://www.beeracademy.co.uk/
The Campaign for Real Ale
www.camra.org.uk & the Great British Beer Festival http://gbbf.camra.org.uk/home
CAMRA East London & City Branch
www.pigsear.org.uk
CAMRA North London Branch
www.camranorthlondon.org.uk
CAMRA South East Branch
http://www.selcamra.org.uk/
CAMRA South West London Branch
http://batterseabeerfest.site90.net/
CAMRA West London Branch
http://www.westlondon-camra.org.uk/
Cask Marque for preserving beer quality
www.caskmarque.co.uk
Guild of British Beer Writers
http://www.beerwriters.co.uk/
London Brewer’s Alliance
http://www.londonbrewers.org/
Society of Independent Brewers
http://siba.co.uk/
Society for the Preservation of Beer in the Wood
www.spbw.com

Breweries, Beer Shops in London

Battersea Brewery http://batterseabrewerycompany.com/
Beer Boutique in Putney
http://www.thebeerboutique.co.uk
Beer Shop Pitfield
http://www.pitfieldbeershop.co.uk/
Florence
http://www.capitalpubcompany.com/the-florence/
This is in SE12, which not central London
Fullers
http://www.fullers.co.uk/rte.asp?id=207
Kris Wines at 394 York Way N7 9LW, Tel: 020 7607 4871,
map
Meantime
http://www.meantimebrewing.com/
Young’s
http://www.youngs.co.uk/
Young’s no longer brews beer as this has passed onto Charles Wells Brewery in Bedford. Young’s continues to be a pub operator.
More can be found on my Pub & Breweries page

British Government

British Embassy, Washington DC www.britainusa.com/embassy
Department of Health
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health
Houses of Parliament
www.parliament.uk
Scottish
Parliament (sorry about the British Gov heading)
UK Border Agency flightdelayclaimsteam.com uk visas for visa information

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey
The Abbey (
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/) It is not far from
Westminster Cathedral
The cathedral (
http://www.westminstercathedral.org.uk/) is located on Victoria Street in the City of Westminster. It is not far from Westminster Abbey.
St. Clement Danes & the RAF
http://www.raf.mod.uk/stclementdanes/
St. Martin-In-The-Fields
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/
St. Pancras Church
http://www.stpancraschurch.org/
ST. Paul’s Church
http://www.stpauls.co.uk/

Coach Service

A good site is http://www.londontoolkit.com/accommodation/victoria_coach_station.htm
Eurolines for European travel:
See
http://www.ukstudentlife.com/Shop/Company/Eurolines/.htm
Green Line Coach
http://www.greenline.co.uk/
List of coach stations in London
http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1364.php
National Express
http://www.nationalexpress.com

Etiquette Overseas

Executive Planet http://www.executiveplanet.com/index.php?title=Main_Page is a site for business travelers but what they offer should be required reading for anyone going overseas. This gives you some insight as to what you may expect as a visitor.

Food

Eating in Scotland http://eatscotland.visitscotland.com/default.html
Eating in Britain
http://www.eatingbritain.com/
Full English Breakfast
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_breakfast
Google Mr. Wu or Little Wu, London for Chinese buffet
Harrods
Food Hall is worth a visit when in London
Lancashire
http://www.visitlancashire.com/food-and-drink/home
Visit London has a list of
food markets but not included is the food stalls on Portobello Road past the antique stalls.
Wagamama is simply positive
What is:
Haggis, Faggots and Black Pudding?

Fun Stuff

Bank Holidays in the UK from the government
Bank Holidays in
Scotland from the Scottish government
Book Guide
http://www.bookstoreguide.org/2007/11/foyles-london_06.html
BST
http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/bst2.htm
Knowledge of London
http://knowledgeoflondon.com/london.html, interesting
Nigella Lawson is a food goddess
www.nigella.com
Irish in London, the UK or the world
www.irishabroad.com
Plain English
www.plainenglishcampaign.com for plain speaking
Plain English
http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/
If you like Mr. Dickens, you should like
www.dennissevershouse.co.uk
If you like Dr. Samuel Johnson, you should see
www.drjh.dircon.co.uk
Welcome to the
www.pooloflondon.co.uk
Locate a place via
www.mapquest.co.uk (you need an address)
Maps for London and the UK from
www.azmaps.co.uk

Health & Safety

Allegheny Count (Pennsylvania) Department of Health www.achd.net
Boots the Chemist
www.bootsus.briglobal.com
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
www.cdc.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Health
www.health.state.pa.us
UK National Health Service
www.nhs.uk

Hotels & Hotels (partial list just to get you going)

Hotels and Apartments in London for the informed traveler, www.londonby.com
Hostels in London
www.bookbeds.com & www.belushis.com for drinks
Imperial London Hotels
http://www.imperialhotels.co.uk/default.aspx
Radisson Hotels
Radisson Edwardian
Ritz
http://www.theritzlondon.com/
Savoy
http://www.fairmont.com/promo/savoy

London

A-Z Maps http://www.a-zmaps.co.uk/
Bank of England
http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/
Bank of England Museum
http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/museum/
Camdentown
http://www.camdentown.co.uk/
City of London Corporation
http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation
City of Westminster
http://www.westminster.gov.uk/
Docklands Info
http://www.dockland.co.uk/
Education
http://www.bartleby.com/
Fortnum & Mason
http://www.fortnumandmason.com/
Foyles
http://www.foyles.co.uk/
Foyles in
Wikipedia
Hampstead Heath
http://hampsteadheath.net/
Holborn Area
http://www.information-britain.co.uk/inthearea.cfm?Place_ID=16146
Lloyds of London
http://www.lloyds.com/
London Alleys
http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Cabana/9424/
Please click:
http://web.archive.org/web/20021017082943/http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Cabana/9424/ as the site has been archived.
London Borough Directory
http://www.londondirectory.co.uk/boroughs/
London’s Chinatown
http://www.chinatownlondon.org/
LondonHut for Everything under one roof
The London Lion dance
http://www.shaolinway.com/shaolinway/shaolin-lion1.htm
London Government
http://www.london.gov.uk/ for mayor and council
London
http://www.ukguide.org/london.html
London
http://www.touchlondon.co.uk/
London Place names
http://www.krysstal.com/londname.html
London Walks
http://www.walks.com/
London School of Economics
http://www.lse.ac.uk/ Famous Americans such as Valerie Plame and Monica Lewinsky have degrees from here.
London Stock Exchange
http://www.londonstockexchange.com/en-gb/
London Theaters
http://www.londontheatres.co.uk/ thanks to Vicki T
London Zoo
http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo//
Oxford Street W1
http://www.oxfordstreet.co.uk/
Oxford Street
http://www.streetsensation.co.uk/oxford/os_intro.htm
Photos
http://www.photopolis.co.uk/pub.htm
Porters
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ccaajpa/pubs-listed.html
Post Code
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EC_postcode_area
Pirate Club
http://www.thepiratecastle.org/. Yes, water fun in London and not on the Thames
St Clement Danes Church
http://www.raf.mod.uk/stclementdanes/
To honor men who died in the RAF
St Etheldreda Church
http://www.stetheldreda.com/home.html
Founded in the year 673
St. Paul’s
St Paul's http://www.stpauls.co.uk
South Bank
http://www.southbanklondon.com/page/about/
Time Out London
http://www.timeout.com/london, also www.timeout.com
Tower Bridge
http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/
Vegan London
http://www.veganlondon.co.uk/
Veggie London
http://www.london-eating.co.uk/cuisines/vegetarian.asp
Westfield Shopping Centre
http://uk.westfield.com/london
Who Owns London:
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/home/article-363789-who-owns-london.do

London of Interest

London Coade Stone, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coade_stone, should be of interest to potters.
Local London History,
http://www.locallocalhistory.co.uk/, is a fascinating read for artist, architects and historians.
London Treasures,
http://www.londontreasures.com/, for those who love London. The “I didn’t know that” section is very interesting.

London Rail Stations

See network rail www.networkrail.co.uk, for passengers

Misc

Apple Store – London http://www.apple.com/uk/retail/regentstreet/
Automobile Association
www.theaa.com for driving in the UK
Borough Market
http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/
Unknown
http://www.britainexpress.com/articles/London/small-london-museums.htm
British Life & Culture
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/food/
Camden Lock Market
http://www.camdenlock.net/canmarket/index.html
Cinema
http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/cinemas.aspx
Covent Garden 1
http://www.coventgardenlondonuk.com/
Covent Garden 2
http://www.coventgardenlife.com/
Conversions
http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/volume
Currency Convertor 1
www.xrates.com, http://www.x-rates.com/
Currency Convertor 2
http://finance.yahoo.com/currency?u
GMT
http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/
Measurements
http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/
Odd London
http://www.qype.co.uk/lists/143906WeirdandUnusualLondon
Pitt UK
http://www.abroad.pitt.edu/pantherprograms/pittinlondon/spring.html
Pub
http://www.thepublican.com/pagenotfound.asp
Russell Square (for me)
http://www.opensquares.org/media/index.html
SP
http://www.scottishpubs.co.uk/index.htm
Smithfield Market
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithfield,_London
Time & Date
http://www.timeanddate.com/
Time & Date:
London specific. Includes weather and more.

Money & Financial

American Express www.americanexpress.com
Credit
Overseas Card
Currency Exchange
www.xe.com/ucc/ Universal Currency Converter
Currency Exchange
www.xe.com in chart form
Currency Exchange
http://finace.yahoo.com/currency?u
Discover Card
www.discovercard.com
London Stock Exchange
http://www.londonstockexchange.com/en-gb/
Master Card
www.mastercard.com
Visa Card
www.visa.com
Travelex in London
www.travelex.c.uk
Travelex World Wide
http://www.travelex.com/

Museums

Please see my separate Museums Galore page

News Organizations

BBC News International www.newsbbc.co.uk
BBC News London
www.bbc.co.uk/london
Evening Standard
www.thisislondon.co.uk
Financial Times
www.ft.com
Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/
London Free Press
http://www.lfpress.com/
London Times
www.timesonline.co.uk
Sun
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/
Sun
Online edition

Pool of London

Visit the Pool: http://www.pooloflondon.co.uk/
Visitor Link:http://www.visitlondon.com/areas/river/pool-of-london-st-katharine-docks-and-wapping
Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pool_of_London
Absolute:
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Pool_of_London

Pub Companies

Listed Pubs of London http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ccaajpa/pubs-listed.html

Public Safety

The Metropolitan Police http://www.met.police.uk/
They have authority within Greater London except for the City of London.

City of London
www.cityoflondon.police.uk
They have the authority within the square mile of the City of London. This is basically the financial district of London. One difference between the City and Met police is the badge. The Metropolitan Police wear a silver badge whereas the City cops wear a gold badge. At one time the London police wore copper badges and that is where the name copper came from with reference to the police.
British Transport police
http://www.btp.police.uk/

Go to their links site for links to the national rail companies.
London Ambulance
http://www.londonambulance.nhs.uk/
London Fire Brigade
http://www.londonfire.gov.uk/

For any police, fire or ambulance response to an emergency, dial 999

Rail Companies

First Capital Connect www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk
Great First Western
www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk
Midland Mainline
www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
National Rail
www.nationalrail.co.uk
Southern
www.southernrailway.com
Virgin
www.virgintrains.co.uk

River Thames Travel & Pool of London

River Service: http://www.thamesriverservices.co.uk/
Tours:
http://www.around-london.co.uk/index.html
More:
http://www.hotelara.com/england/2007/11/westminster-to-greenwich-by-boat.html
Transport for London, River Services:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1149.aspx
River Route Maps:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/9442.aspx PDF

Royal England

Buckingham Palace http://www.changingtheguard.com/
Historic Palaces of London
http://www.hrp.org.uk/toweroflondon/
Official site of the royal family
www.royal.gov.uk
Royal
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page562.asp
Royal Parks
http://www.royalparks.org.uk/

Students

Student Living: http://www.arts.ac.uk/international/prospective/3907.htm
Students:
http://www.istc.org/sisp/index.htm
Student Life:
http://www.ukstudentlife.com

Tea

Bramah Tea Museum http://www.teaandcoffeemuseum.co.uk/
English
Afternoon Tea
High Tea
http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/HighTeaHistory.htm
Twinings UK
http://www.twinings.co.uk/home_flash.asp
Twinings Shop London
http://www.twinings.co.uk/strand_shop.asp

Transport

Black Cab www.londonblackcab.com, is a third party service.
Black Cab
www.londonblackcabs.co.uk is an official site
Bus Routes
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/
Bus Route Maps
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/?route=11
Docklands Light Railway
www.dlr.co.uk
Eurostar to the Continent
www.eurostar.com
Gatwick Express
www.gatwickexpress.co.uk to Victoria Station
Heathrow Express
www.heathrowexpress.co.uk to Paddington Station
London Underground & transport
www.londontransport.co.uk
London Underground
www.thetube.com for fairs and information
National Express
www.nationalexpress.com
Network Rail
www.networkrail.co.uk
Oyster Guide
http://www.oyster-rail.org.uk/ (an independent guide)
Transport for London
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/
Underground Blog
http://londonunderground.blogspot.com/

Travel Writers & Groups

Beer Blogger’s Conference http://beerbloggersconference.org/
Peter Greenberg
http://www.petergreenberg.com/
Nice video
http://obsessedtv.com/2009/03/samantha-ettus-interviews-today-show-travel-expert-peter-greenberg/
Rick Steves
http://www.ricksteves.com/
Rough Guide
http://www.roughguides.com/
Samantha Brown,
www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Samantha_Brown

Travel & Tourist Groups

Automobile Association of the UK www.theaa.com
American Automobile Association
www.aaa.com
They sell traveler’s checks, money cards and other services
Brit Rail http://www.britrail.net
British Rail information
http://www.britrail.net for tourists
British Tourist Authority
www.visitbritain,com
The official tourist site for Britain
Brit Rail
http://www.britrail.net, a British site
How to Travel to Europe:
http://www.howtotraveleurope.com/index.html
London
http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/
Miles
http://www.milesfaster.co.uk/ for travel info
Samantha Brown
http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Samantha_Brown
Her Blog
http://samantha-brown-blog.travelchannel.com/
Thomas Cook
www.thomascook.com
Tourists
http://www.krysstal.com/tourist.html
Travel Agencies in Allegheny County
http://www.alleghenycounty.net/travel.html
Visit Britain
http://www.visitbritain.us/
Visit London
http://www.visitlondon.com

US Government


Center for Disease Control & Prevention
www.cdc.gov
Department of State
www.state.gov
Department of Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov
Department of Transportation
www.dot.gov
Transportation & Security Agency
www.tsa.gov
Check for the latest restrictions
US Embassy, London
www.usembassy.org.uk
No mobile (cell) phones or back packs permitted
US House of Representatives www.house.gov
US Senate
www.senate.gov

Weather (also see News)


Met Weather site
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/uk_forecast_weather.html
AA Road Watch
http://www.theaa.com/travelwatch/travel_news.jsp
National Rail
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/today.html
BBC Travel News for airports
http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/public/air.shtml
BAA Travel
http://www.baa.com/portal/page/Corporate^Media%20Centre^News%20releases^Results/b00cc8bdc943f110VgnVCM10000036821c0a____/a22889d8759a0010VgnVCM200000357e120a____/
BBC Travel News for Ferries
http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/public/ferry.shtml


Women’s Interest

Women in London http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/
Women’s Health
http://www.womenshealthlondon.org.uk/
American Women
http://london.fawco.org/
With Kids
http://www.travelforkids.com/Funtodo/England/england.htm
Kid’s
http://www.britainexpress.com/London/london-kids1.htm
Kid’s
http://www.ukguide.org/london/kids.html