Blogs, blogs, blogs!

If you’re planning your next trip to London, step away from the hefty travel guides and head online. The blogosphere is full of some of the best and most up-and-coming collections of news and reviews in your destination. Check out our pick of the best London travel blogs and start planning an envy-inducing trip.

Melting Butter describes itself as a ‘trusted advisor for well travelled, aesthetically inclined urbanites’ which hand picks fellow bloggers and those in the know to write reviews of their favourite spots in the Big Smoke. Separated into arts and culture, food and drink, nightlife and shops, you can navigate easily through a wealth of reviews on old favourites and brand new openings.

TravelTec are a Dutch design company who specialise in beautiful travel products, but the real gem on their website is their associated blog. A collection of so called ‘Smart Lists’ for all major cosmopolitan cities, including London, feature a selection of reviews on restaurants and hotels, pinpointed on a helpful map for at-a-glance trip planning.

The Travelling Light is a travel blog written by Katie McNoulty, a freelance marketer who has spent the last four years living in different cities around the world, including two in London. Her reviews, though not abundant, have a reassuring intimacy which comes from her in depth, first-hand knowledge and beautiful, Instagram-worthy photography.

The New Potato founders have created an area guide featuring the very best places to eat in London. What makes them different? They’re all personally recommended by the big name chefs, actors and taste makers that are interviewed on their website.