Oh You Lucky Bloggers 50 February


This is not just a labour of love, it’s a brilliant journey into the blogosphere and I love reading these hugely creative, stylish and inspiring blogs.

Many of these writers, a large amount of them have other day jobs, deserve recognition from us here at lastminute.com because they write and create this brilliant content out of passion.

To finish off a very busy February I’m proud to reveal this month’s Oh You Lucky Bloggers travel and lifestyle top 50 blogs about good stuff. I’d like to make a special shout out to all the excellent food and Manchester blogs not least because we launched Restaurant Week in that very city on February 18.

There are a few changes and additions to the list this month; welcome to London Theatre Blog which is now updating again, it’s a great resource for theatre info.

Going Underground has jumped up a few places, as has Hollow Legs so well done to you. worldfoodieguide has now dropped off the list as sadly this excellent blogger has retired (for the time being we hope!) and while it was in our first list for January, it’s not been updated since December 10 2009.

February OYLB 50

rank blog topics / location
1 londonist london / lifestyle
2 europealacarte food / travel / europe
3 londonunderground london / travel
4 travelrants travel
5 heatheronhertravels travel
6 indietravelpodcast travel
7 londoneater food / london
8 aluxurytravelblog travel
9 roamingtales travel / food
10 sweetmandarin manchester / food
11 kissandmakeup beauty
12 bitchbuzz womens lifestyle
13 mrandmrssmith travel
14 creativetourist manchester / culture
15 eatlikeagirl food
16 hollowlegs food
17 anamericaninlondon food
18 thelondonreviewofbreakfasts food
19 createdinbirmingham birmingham / culture
20 ldn london / lifestyle
21 domesticsluttery womens lifestyle
22 entertainmentnewsuk entertainment
23 happytimeblog travel
24 mychemicaltoilet music
25 beautywoome beauty
26 birminghamitsnotshit birmingham / lifestyle
27 westendwhingers theatre
28 havealovelytime travel / family
29 londonelicious london / food
30 tiredoflondon london / lifestyle
31 apetogentleman male grooming
32 wineconversation wine
33 londonjazz london / music
34 birminghamlive birmingham / music
35 londoneer london
36 groomingguru male grooming
37 manchizzle manchester / lifestyle
38 popjunkietv music
39 beautyjunkielondon beauty
40 pigpigscorner food
41 heymanchester manchester / music
42 uktheatre theatre
43 uberbrum birmingham / fashion
44 scottishtheatre scotland / theatre
45 lolmanchester manchester / comedy
46 theguesthouseeastbourne travel
47 theatrejunki theatre
48 londontheatreblog london / theatre
49 tikichris london
50 epicurienne food / travel

Congratulations to all of the bloggers who have made the Oh You Lucky Bloggers 50 list. This is our monthly chart of the top travel and lifestyle blogs about good stuff which we’ll publish here on the lastminute.com blog.

Do you want to know how we reached our conclusions? Well, there have been a few tinkerings with google page rank, Alexa and some profiling on twitter – and we also look at youtube and flickr numbers too – but that’s the boring stuff. What we’ve also rated these blogs on is their ability to deliver compelling and engaging content about their chosen subject areas within the travel and lifestyle arena.

Please feel free to suggest a blog and let us know by leaving a comment.


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  1. I already know several of these so it’s good to see them get some recognition here – and to find out about some new ones.

    Since you asked, I’d also like to suggest:

    Wild Junket – http://www.wildjunket.com
    Velvet Escape – http://www.velvetescape.com/blog

    And (oh dear, you knew this was coming…) mine!

    Cheap Weekend Breaks – on reclaiming your weekends by travelling around Europe http://www.cheap-weekend-breaks.com

    And Inside the Travel Lab – a global travel blog on unusual journeys

    Keep up the good lastminute deals!

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  3. Neato! Thanks for the inclusion. That was a nice surprise for me to come home and see tonight. Also, nice to see Londonist and a few blogs that I regularly read make the list.


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  6. Well complied list. good to see my fellow bloggers making up to the list. Congo to Paul, Mark and Andrew.

    Eva, i suggest you to roll your eyes on http://elitechoice.org/ and certainly it is a big “miss” here. Would be glad if you consider this for your upcoming besties in coming months…we had the fortune to interview some of the renowned bloggers as well i.e. http://elitechoice.org/category/elite-blogger/

    Cheers and Eva, you rock for such witty and time consuming compilation. Great effort.

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