Online reference resources

Useful links

Addresses

Postcodes (Royal Mail)

Advice

Consumer Direct 
NACAB Adviceguide (National Association of Citizens Advice Bureau)

Arts and entertainment

Timeout London
London: official site for London
London Open House

Blind and visually impaired

Vision 2020
Provides public library staff and end users with a single contact point for enquiries regarding reading materials and library services for visually impaired people.

Listening Books
Provides books on audio to anyone who suffers from an illness or disability.

Business

Companies House
Europages - The European Business Directory
UK Yellow Pages
MisterWhat - Find UK companies

Community information

Advice agencies
Councillors
Translation services

Education

BBC Learning
British library
Schools performance tables
Floodlight - courses
Ofsted inspection reports
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Encyclopaedias

Britannica
Europa: information on EU including official and legal documents

Genealogy

Ancestry.com
GENUKI
The National Archives

Government

Department of Health
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Home Office
Houses of Parliament
Legislation
Monarchy
Official documents

Libraries

British Library catalogue
Libraries Recommend
What's in London's Libraries

Local interest

Perivale Wood Nature Reserve
PM Gallery & House  

London

Greater London Authority
The London directory  

Lottery and premium bonds

Premium bonds unpaid prize finder
UK National Lottery

Maps 

Bing maps

Media and news

BBC News
BBC Online
Electronic Telegraph
Guardian Unlimited
Independent
The Times  

Medicine

NHS direct online

Reference

lii.org Librarians' index
Refdesk.com  

Telephone directories

UK BT PhoneNetUK
UK 192.com
UK Yellow Pages
Phone numbers - international, fax, numbers, email addresses etc.

Translators

Travlang's translation dictionaries

Travel and weather

BBC Weather
National Rail enquiries
Transport for London
National Express Coaches