IMG_3610 callum moyAbout Essential London

Welcome!  Thank you for visiting the ‘Essential London’ blog.

I set up ‘Essential London’ to cover many aspects of visiting London and beyond.    These include the best cultural and historical sights, unique events in London and areas off the beaten track.

If you’d like to know more about me; I was born in London and have lived here most of my life – following childhood and university in Scotland.

I’ve learned much about London through the City of London and City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Associations, to which I belong.

I hope this blog is of use to you – whether you’re already in London or planning to visit!



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Site statistics

Essential London has over 9,000 USA/UK based direct followers*.  This is spread across various social media platforms (4,700 followers) and email (4,500 subscribers).  The website receives around 1,500 unique visitors and 3,000 page views per month.   I am active in all areas of social media, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Page, Pinterest, LinkedIn as well as forums and online communities like Quora.

*Blogs from the site also reach around 280,000 members of other social media channels, such as Facebook Groups.


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