Online Guides

TripSavvy: Essential Info for England

  • A broad guide for London and England

Londonist

  • A comprehensive portal for looking up pubs, restaurants, shopping, and unique bits of London history
  • On Twitter: https://twitter.com/Londonist (@Londonist)

Secret London

Time Out London

  • Great for checking on upcoming events in the city

What's on in London

  • The events portal at VisitLondon.com

TicketMaster London

  • Buy tickets for concerts and theatre

Chortle

  • Good for looking up comedian gigs at comedy clubs in London

Shopping

London Shopping Tips

Department Stores

Men's Wear

Whisky

Supermarkets

Rare and Offbeat Items

Harry Potter Items

There is a shop at 'Platform 9¾'  but shopping there is simply a fool's errand: the queues are interminably long. You are better off taking a photo and then shopping at their online outlet.