Over the past year or so, I have had a few messages on here – and on other websites where I socialise – asking if I could provide ideas for things to do, or a calendar of events I know about.

To give a bit of background, in a couple of other places I have a past history of organising social events which often involved group access to exclusive venues or a bit more than the average tourist would get if they turned up.

As a result, I am on loads of mailing lists and have tons of events sent to me via various subscriptions. Hence, if someone asked about what was on, while my own personal calendar had a detailed list of things I personally wanted to do, it wasn’t a total list of all the things I would know about.

So – after more recent prodding, I have decided it is time to put that resource into the public arena and create an events calendar.

The events calendar will generally list the sorts of events which I (and presumably as you are reading this – you) would like to go to if time and money were unlimited. Fortunately for my wallet, most of the venues I like tend to be free or very cheap!

I wont in general (exceptions are bound to occur) list mainstream commercial events, such as music concerts, theatres etc, as there are already listing magazines which do that far better than I can – but they in turn tend to miss off the lectures, historic talks, walks and open days which I love going to.

The calendar will initially be mainly London, and the surrounds – but may if popular expand slowly to cover a wider area.

I hope you find it a useful resource, and I will endeavor to keep it up to date. At the moment, only I can add new events to the calendar, but I will open it up to everyone (subject to moderation) shortly.

If you have any suggestions or bug reports, please add them in the comments below and I will do my best to see what can be fixed.

So, why not have a look at the “London Events Calendar

Thanks!

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7 Comments

  1. Great! Well done.

    One request for a feature – the RSS signup is a great improvement, really well done. It would be nice to get a plain old clickable link of the rss feed (I see it is there to be copied and pasted) – in FF I just click on RSS links I see and then do the “add” thing.

    Otherwise, a job well done!

  2. This is brilliant, definitely something I’ll be referring to regularly – thank you!

  3. IanVisits

    It would be nice to get a plain old clickable link of the rss feed (I see it is there to be copied and pasted) – in FF I just click on RSS links I see and then do the “add” thing.

    Good idea.

    However, quite difficult to implement (needs AJAX coding) – but it’s the sort of thing I’ll enjoy writing on a cold winter afternoon when feeling geekish.

    I’ll add it to the “to do” list.

  4. M@

    Wonderful resource! Many thanks.

  5. Wicked: thanks Ian :)

  6. originalguy

    Thanks for this. While other lists exist its great to have one compiled by someone who you know is interested in similar things.

  7. Nick

    Great stuff. You have developed a really good site here Ian. I was told by a friend when he found one of my walks on here. Keep up the great work.

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