Tired of London, Tired of Life - A website about things to do in London

31 December 2011

Reflect on another year at Tired of London, Tired of Life

It's been another full year at Tired of London, Tired of Life, with the most exciting news being that your author has written a book based on this website, which is scheduled for release on 5th January by Virgin Books. Your author hopes readers who have enjoyed the website might consider purchasing a copy and would also consider attending the book launch he is hosting at the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green on Friday 6th January.

Alongside this exciting development, it's been a year full of other events, one of the most enjoyable being a trip your author took in August, joining with Ian from IanVisits to take Boris bikes to Paris, for a trip which tickled the fancy of the national newspapers. Your author also launched Talking To Strangers, a monthly evening for people in the capital to have interesting conversations with people they have never met before, which has so far been well received by participants and will continue into the new year.

There were also podcasts for Londonist Out Loud and Art on Air London Essentials, which were enjoyable, and in December, your author led a walking tour of Soho for Nokia.

2012 looks set to be an interesting year for the capital, with the Mayoral Elections, the Notting Hill Carnival, Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday, the Diamond Jubilee, the Chinese New Year, St Patrick's Day, the Lord Mayor's Parade, the London 2012 Festival, the London Marathon, the Baishakhi Mela, the Blackheath Kite & Bike Festival, and Bonfire Night making for a pretty full calendar, but we shouldn't forget that the Olympic & Paralympic Games are also scheduled to be taking place in a park near Stratford for a few weeks in the summer, even if we haven't got tickets to attend.

Once again, your author should thank other inspiring London bloggers and writers who he has encountered this year, including everyone from Londonist and LDN, Jane's London, Ian Visits, Annie Mole's London Underground Blog, 853, Bollards of London, It's Your London, About London, Pete Berthoud, London Remembers, Snipe, Caroline's Miscellany, Westminster Walking and others, and those inspiring bloggers who remain illusive, such as Diamond Geezer, the Shady Old Lady, the Greenwich Phantom and the Blackheath Bugle

Thank you all for continuing reading this year. It has been fun.


  1. It's been a great pleasure reading you!

    From which bookshop would you suggest I buy the book? I'm in the US but will want it for my next London trip.

  2. Your book will soon be winging its way to the wilds of North Idaho, thanks to Amazon UK. Hope to put it to good use on our next trip to London. Thanks!

  3. Congrats & see you at the book launch

  4. Thank YOU, Tom! And I have your tweet about Powell's.