Browsing the web looking for stuff to do in Boston lead me to London.
Not actually to visit London, but to this website that seems to have everything you need to know about the city and it’s offerings.
I wish Boston would have had such a comprehensive site. Many sites try to give a complete overview of a city, but hardly any are as complete as Qype.
This is an amazing site.
At first glance you might feel overwhelmed by how busy the page is. But take a deep breath and dive in because everything is easily organized.
I’m not planning a trip to London in the near future, but I have bookmarked this site.
For example, if you want to know about restaurants, you’ll find a very in depth listing of restaurants. You can browse your choices by neighborhood, cuisine, or do a search of restaurants London and get a complete rundown on the restaurant, where it is located, what other people think, etc.
Are there other places that offer this type of information? Yes. Do they marry this London restaurant information with loads of other information a tourist would find appealing? No.
Do a Google search on U.S. cities and you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer number of results. All seem to be exactly what you are looking for until you click through and find out that the site is just a bunch of average content surrounded by ads.
Tourism spam blogs are rampant.
That’s why I was so surprised to find this site the site that gives information about London Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, Events and more, all in one location. Qype.co.uk also covers shopping, eating / drinking, arts, entertainment, or anything else that you are interested in.
Do you have an idea of the area of London you want to explore in depth. Look at this listing of London boroughs. It’s amazing. (You have to register.)
I’m not a hater of ads. Even the ads on Qype seem to be high quality.
I needed a second opinion in Qype, so I asked my London blogging friend Cakehead to take a look from an insiders perspective and I think she gave it a rave review. I’m never quite sure, because of the language barrier.