Reference Web Sites

Cinema, Theatre, Music and Comedy

Music Hall and Theatre History
History of British Cinema
Another Nickel In The Machine
Monkey Picks
British Pathé

Places to Visit

National Trust
English Heritage
National Gardens Open Days
Megalithic Sites
Sacred Destinations
English Buildings
Great British Gardens
Discover Ireland
Castles in Wales

National Art Pass

Places to Visit (France)
Centre des Monuments Nationaux
Castles in France
L'Atelier Vert

Paris for Visitors


Countrywide Activities

Walking and Cycling

Countrywide Walking and Cycling


Open Lectures


Air Shows
Festival of British Archaeology
Country Show Guide

Eat, Drink and Sleep - London, New York and Paris
Sawday's Canopy & Stars
Tripadvisor Reviews of hotels and restaurants
London Cafes and Restaurants (Urbanspoon)
Classic Cafes

Heritage pubs
Traditional and Historic London pubs
Reviews of pubs (Beer in the Evening)
Descriptions of pubs (Fancyapint)

Worlds Best Bars

Paris best restaurants

Local Life and History

Spartacus Educational
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Britain from Above
British Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Protectorate
Workhouses and the Victorian Poor
National Piers Society
Romany Gypsy Trailers
The Edwardian Teddy Boy
Simplon Postcards
The National Archives
The History of Parliament
They Work for You
Proceedings of the Old Bailey
International Institute of Social History
The Victorian Web
Pinball History
Old Advertisements

Further History


London’s First Railways
David Turner Railway History
David Hey's Collection of Steam Trains
Disused Stations

Words and Numbers

Dictionary and Thesaurus
Word Histories
Regency Slang
Urban Dictionary
Hobson Jobson
Yiddish Words and Phrases
Cockney Rhyming Slang
A Glossary of French Slang
Not One-Off Britishisms
Word Unscrambler
Scrabble Word Finder