About the website
A popular London website focused on a range of topics, but mainly architecture, transport, history and things to do around the city. The more obscure the better.
What I don't write about are -- for example -- fashion, clothing, pop-up shops or general consumer fluff.
Basically, have a look at the website, it should be clear what I am going to be writing about.
About the events listing calendar
The calendar aims to list the less commercial events, heritage, tours and mostly, the astonishing array of free (or cheap) lectures that the societies and universities of London provide. They really are, in my opinion, a little known and underused facility for Londoners.
There is a facility for people to submit events to the calendar manually, but please read the guide first.
Two emails per week are sent to newsletter subscribers, with a round-up of the latest news articles, and a listing of special events happening in London the following week.
You can subscribe for free here.
Support this website
The website, apart from the time to produce, also has running costs in hosting, email newsletters, etc.
While the advertising revenue contributes to funding the website’s costs, these days online advertising is a rapidly shrinking way for websites to cover their costs.
That is why I have a facility with DonorBox where you can support the costs of the website and time invested in writing and research for the news articles.
The aim of ianVisits is to be an impartial place to read about what's on in London, and I accept requests for reviews that may lead to an article on the website.
Press preview visits to gallery and museums to review exhibitions are welcomed, as are behind the scenes visits to write about venues or locations of interest.
Book reviews are accepted, and preferably in physical or Kindle format - sadly having tried many times, pdfs just don't seem to like my tablet.
I do not guarantee a review will be written, as sometimes it can be hard to write about something, nor will I ever offer any form of editorial control - a review is written based on my genuine opinion.
We run occasional competitions on the website and are clearly marked as such.
Entries will be by email address (and if necessary other details), and I offer entrants options to register for the ianVisits newsletter and to be contacted by the competition provider. In line with GDPR, such subscriptions are optional and cannot be mandatory.
Email databases of people entering competitions are destroyed after the prizes are awarded. I keep winners details on file as required by UK competition law.
In line with industry practice, all links on competition pages have to be "nofollow" links.
Display advertising on the website is managed via an agreement with Google AdSense.
Some links in articles and event listings will direct via an affiliate revenue link, and purchases may earn an income for the website. The presence of an affiliate link is not an endorsement, nor is editorial content affected by the opportunity for such a link.
Sponsored links and guest blog pitches
I do NOT accept guest/paid/sponsored blog posts or links. Never.
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