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



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Tired of London, Tired of Life is a website about things to do in London created by writer and researcher Tom Jones. The website began in October 2008 and has inspired three books, Tired of London, Tired of Life: One Thing A Day To Do in London'London, The Weekends Start Here: Fifty-two Weekends of Things to See and Do'Mad Dogs and Englishmen: A Year of Things to See and Do in England.

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Tom was born near Stroud in the south Cotswolds, and is the son of two shopkeepers, who studied in York before moving to London. He is happiest when discovering new things to do and believes it is important to make the most of where you live. His favourite pub is the Woolpack at Slad in Gloucestershire, and his favourite place in London is 19 Princelet Street.

This website was created because Tom felt he was beginning to tire of living in London. Doing the same thing day after day can get anyone down, but our city has an almost infinite number of things to see and do. The only problem is that it can be hard to find inspiration when we need it, we only seem to stumble across things when we're not really looking. Tired of London, Tired of Life was a place to document those moments of inspiration, to be drawn upon later, when looking for something to do.

If you're not getting the most out of London, sadly you have no one to blame but yourself. With so many free or inexpensive things to do, it's as simple as grabbing the A to Z, opening the front door and stepping outside. A near unlimited selection of experiences and events are stretched out before you. This site was part of a personal plan for the author to get the most out of the greatest city on earth, and it succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. You can do the same. There is so much more to our city than sitting in and staring at a flickering screen, and you can do anything you want here, much of it for free.

All articles are written by Tom Jones, and he enjoys writing them. Sometimes it is a struggle so your ideas and contributions are very welcome. If you have any you think should be included please email, and if you have any comments please make them. If you want to get hold of the author, email on tomtiredoflondon [at] gmail [dot] com. Please feel especially welcome to do so if you're seeking inspiration, and want to ask advice.