London for Geeks

A sanctuary for London's geeks, strictly no dorks, nerds or dweebs allowed

Thanks to Apple there's a whole new generation of people who call themselves geeks these days. At AIL we remember what it was like to actually be a geek, marvelling at Amiga workbench 1.3 speech-synthesis, trying to install Linux before it was cool and wearing national health glasses with no irony.

Back then if you'd have told us that in 20 years time people will wear glasses without prescription lenses just to make themselves look geeky we'd have told you to lay off the Fizz Wiz.

Anyway, it doesn't matter if you're a Jobs or Wozniak kind of person (although Woz did actually do all the real work) these listings are for you.

All complaints, corrections and opinions to /dev/null


The Fall and Rise of Vinyl
Published: 2013-03-28 12:49:55
Boxpark London: The Pop-Up Department Store
Published: 2012-11-19 12:58:02
Tokyobike takes over Tabernacle Street
Published: 2012-10-09 12:21:53
Keith Fawkes Bookshop
Published: 2012-07-30 12:25:11
AIL talks to: Steve Hillage of System 7
Published: 2013-10-11 16:05:46

Places to buy things

107 Charing Cross Road Covent Garden WC2H 0DT
3 Garrick Street Covent Garden WC2E 9BF
Apple Regent Street
235 Regent Street Mayfair W1B 2EL
A Place In Space
96 Church Street Croydon CR0 1RD

Something to read, put the kettle on...

Duke Vin and London’s first sound systems
Read about the rise of sound systems in London
12 quirky shops
Tired of trawling through Westfield, Oxford Street and the myriad other shopping destinations which just offer the same thing over and over again?
The new Shoreditch?
Has Shoreditch become more West End than cutting edge bohemia?
London's Wackiest Awards
Why would you compete for an award as prosaic as 'Best Hotel' or 'Best Bar' when you could take home of the accolade of 'Shed of the Year' or 'Champion Cucumber Sandwich Discus Thrower'?
Where to Find Free Wi-Fi
Stuck for wi-fi in the capital? Take a look at our guide of where you can get some. For free.
Comic Book London
Here we take a look at the comic books inspired by, or set in London.
The Witches of London
Read about the history and fate of London's witches...
London in Film
Setting a movie in the British capital might be as easy as sticking a red bus in the background, but certain films have made London centre stage..
Tin Pan Alley
Read our guide to the indie-rock guitar-buying Mecca that is London's Denmark Street - aka, Tin Pan Alley.

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Things to try

Adult night at the Science Museum
Get your minds out of the gutter, it’s not that kind of an ‘adult night'
Book reading with strangers
Wall to wall books, comfy chairs, other people who can read good, what's not to like?
Movie Marathon
Where you can watch movies all night long (all night, all night).
Ten Rounds With De Niro Film Quiz
Have a pop at London’s toughest movie quiz.
Step into a magical bookshop
Soak up tales of folklore, witchcraft, mythology, ancient religions, druidry and paganism.
Take a tour of the Universe
The Peter Harrison Planetarium offers you a glimpse of the universe.
Step into the real Little Shop of Horrors
‘Special interest’, it most certainly is.
Photography Talks, Tours and Workshops
A perfect trip out for the keen eye and the open mind.
Get your mixtape played in a club
It could be either the most tense or the most exhilarating night of your life.
Surround yourself with skeletons and er, human organs
Slightly creepy? Yes. But interesting? Certainly.
Laser Tag @ Star Command
You're Chuck Norris cira 1985, you've got a blaster strapped to your side... time to kick ass.
Refresh your science skills
Let's re-learn all our forgotten scientific knowledge.
London Comics Podcast
Get up to date with the comic buzz
Place Your Face Superhero Board
Where cheesy meets awesome
Take The Friends Quiz
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