London is a vast beast & can be difficult to tame. Streets intertwine with one another forming a contemporary nod to Minos’ labyrinth & the scene is ever changing. Just how does one find out about these super trendy new cereal cocktail bars with snakes and space hoppers? This is where good old reliable Twitter comes into its own. Home to some of the best content on the internet; an inexhaustible source of wit, news & celebrities making right fools of themselves. What more could you want? Here’s our go-to Twitter accounts, filled with all the insider knowledge of London & then some. Get following or get square.
1. The Dolphin – @The_Dolphin_Pub
We’ve all woken up the morning after with a Dolphin stamped on our wrist at some point in our lives. This cracking late-night boozer in there heart of Hackney has one of the funniest twitter feeds around. Expect hilarious tweets about pop-culture and RTs from faded 90’s celebs.
2. Londonisfunny – @Londonisfunny
This is the most comprehensive Twitter-based guide to London’s evergreen comedy circuit, whether it’s in an arena, in a comedy club or above a pub. A must for fans of stand-up and fringe theatre.
3. BFI – @BFI
Film buffs, alight here. The BFI’s twitter feed will keep you up to date with all their fantastic film events, as well as sharing some in depth articles and the odd film pun.
4. Burgerac – @burgeracblog
Burgerac is London’s pre-eminent burger detective, on the trail of the best burgers the capital has to offer. Warning: this twitter feed should not be viewed on an empty stomach.
5. Big Ben – @Big_Ben_Clock
London’s most iconic landmark has it’s own Twitter account. He may have a pretty limited vocabulary, but we’ll be sure to let you know when the joke gets old.
6. Secret London – @Secret_London
Secret London is a community-based platform where Londoners can come together to share their favourite hidden gems and discover a few more of their own.
7. Londonist – @Londonist
Londonist is an online mag that brings you all the latest news, events and general happenings in London Town. A good place to look for something to do on a rainy day.
8. Skint London – @SkintLondon
If you live in London, chances are, you’re skint! Living in one of the most expensive cities in the world can be a drag, but Skint London offers a load of activities around the capital that won’t cost you more than a tenner.
9. London on the Inside – @LondONtheInside
One for those who are either “with it” or “down with the kids”. London on the inside lists the hippest gigs, restaurants and nights out, so get your ironic moustache on and party with the coolest cats in town.
10. TimeOut London – @TimeOutLondon
The most comprehensive guide to what’s going on in London. Whether it’s exhibitions, restaurants, scenic walks of cinema times, Time Out has pretty much got all bases covered.
11. London Live – @LondonLive
Live news from London’s new TV channel. @LondonLive brings you a mix of local goings-on, listing, entertainment coverage and travel info.
12. Waterstone’s Oxford Street – @WstonesOxfordSt
Putting the ‘wit’ into ‘Twitter’, Waterstone’s flagship store has a brilliantly funny twitter account. A mix of surreal humour, fake facts and general mad musings.
13. Soho Theatre – @SohoTheatre
A general run-down of what’s a-happening at London’s premier venue for fringe theatre and stand-up comedy, with the odd joke and competition thrown in for good measure.
14. Richard Herring – @Herring1967
London-based comic, Richard Herring’s twitter feed can be a great time waster. Includes such hits as ‘the #postofficequeue at the Shepherd’s Bush post office, winding up Alan Sugar, and speculatively commentating on QPR matches from the sound coming from the stadium.
15. London Eater – @LondonEater
The twitter feed of one of London’s best food bloggers. London Eater offers reviews and news from London’s ever-growing gastronomic world.
16. Mangal 2 Restaurant – @Mangal2
A fantastically funny account from the quality kebab joint in Dalston. The Twitter feed and the restaurant are both well worth a visit.
17. Spoonfed London – @Spoonfed
Another very useful guide to the most innovative and exciting events occurring around the capital.
A never-ending flow of funny occurrences from the weird world of the London Underground. Features RTs of weary commuters’ often hilarious tales from The Tube.
19. Everything London – @LDN
As it’s title suggests, this is a must-have source of handpicked events going on in our great city.
20. Seedcamp – @seedcamp
London is the European capital for startups, so for all the latest news on tech startups (and perhaps the odd tweet about Wriggle!) then our friends at Seedcamp are the people to follow
And of course: Wriggle London – @Wriggle_London
Well…how could resist sneaking in a couple of words about ourselves? If you’re looking for exclusive insight into the best of London’s independent scene, exclusive opportunities, competitions & photographs of food that’ll make your mouth water, then come on in!