In only a matter of days (25th April to be precise) we will find out if London Life UK has won an award for Best Food & Drink Organisation Blog at the UK Blog Awards 2014, which is to be held in the beautiful Grange St Paul’s 5* hotel in London.

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For those of you who don’t know, The UK Blog Awards were set up to be the only Blog Awards that recognises a multitude of industry professional talent across the UK. It also provides a unique opportunity for individual professionals from a wide range of sectors and organisations to be recognised for their social media achievements through blogging, with the chance to network and be inspired by other industry bloggers.

We came across the UK Blog Awards via their weekly Tuesday night #BlogHour from 9pm- 10pm GMT on Twitter, which BTW we whole heartedly recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about Blogging or connect with like minded bloggers. (I know we are very much still learning)

So even though we were still pretty new to the scene, we’d already generated a great deal of interest and pretty big following, especially from the London Pop Up and Supperclub scene. So we thought why not enter, what’s the worst that can happen and the rest as they say is and will be history.

As part of the process we had to submit our Top 3 Blog posts and here they are below in all their glory:

Bar Chocolat Pop Up Review

A Baileys Pop Up restaurant full of chocolate needed great pictures and we got those from Aga Smolarska who took some beautiful photographs for us.

Jameson – SUNDAY SENSES – Review

Written by Justine Middleton, who after a bit of persuasion gave blogging a go for the first time with great results



Ronnie Saunders’ Diners Union – Interview 

And finally an interview with these guys and we loved this one, not only because the main picture had a bad ass looking chef with a flame thrower but they were also really cool guys and their food was fantastic.

So while we’d love to win we’re not getting our hopes up, as we are up against nine other very impressive Blogs as you can see below. Regardless we’d like to thank everyone who has been involved in the London Life UK Blog project so far, without you it would be pretty pointless.

Check out the competition below, you never know you might find a new favourite blog, but if you want to see each of their top 3 Blog posts you’ll have to visit the UK Blog Awards Website for the full list and to see how London Life UK and the others get on on Friday night get following on Twitter, oh and of course let the best Blog win!




1. Vialaporte

At vialaporte.com, we think that restaurant ratings can be too driven by PR hype, not driven enough by the quality of food & service. So we want to re-establish the right standards.

www.vialaporte.com

2. The Real Argentina

The Real Argentina is brought to you by Argento Wine — we’ve got a real passion for everything Argentina, and we want to share it with you. Our contributors and editors draw on first-hand experience of the country, from the vibrant culture and the delicious food to the exhilarating countryside and bustling cities – we love it all.

Making great Argentinean wine is our business and first love, but we are also excited by everything from the latest urban buzz of the Buenos Aires scene, to the natural wonders of Iguazu Falls and Tierra del Fuego; from the thrill of our fiery football rivalries, to that juicy flavour you relish in a perfectly grilled Argentine steak.

www.therealargentina.com

3. Whisky Currator

Emma Fisher

A blog from The Broadfield Ale House’s Whiskey Curator, featuring news, reviews, tasting notes and other whiskey related stuff.

whiskycurator.tumblr.com

4. Lifestyle District

Dan Martin

Food, culture, photography and travel blog by a Bristol-based duo with an appetite for discovery.

www.lifestyledistrict.co.uk

5. The Cotswold Food Year

James Benson

Photos and recipes from events we have catered for along with kitchen tips.

www.thecotswoldfoodyear.com

6. Thomas the Baker Blog

Sian Thomas

Blog featuring ‘behind the scenes’ aspects of Thomas the Baker including cupcake making, news and shop spotlights.

blog.thomasthebaker.co.uk

7. Not Just A Pretty Plate

Catie Collins

Zoe and Catie are two hungry students with an appetite for cooking.

Not Just A Pretty Plate is our place to share hearty recipes, arty photographs, and document our latest and greatest eating experiences.

notjustaprettyplate.blogspot.co.uk

8. Snap it. Taste it. Blog it.

Ben Long

Snap it. Taste it. Blog it. is a simple idea. We love taking photos, bringing your taste-buds to life and setting pulses racing. When it comes to good eating, we like it local, we like it cheap and we like it tasty. Food trucks, farms, baos or burgers, we’re on it.

www.snaptasteblogit.com

10. Yorkshire Pudd

Christopher Blackburn

Home of the UK Yorkshire Pudding Champion Chris Blackburn & Features writer Claire Smith.

We specialise in regional food, not necessarily always British, but what is important is that we write recipes that anybody can achieve, we review restaurants that anybody can afford – we don’t want to be an elitist blog! Our aim is to be the go-to blog for all things local food and produce-related and we’re working hard to make that happen.

www.yorkshirepudd.co.uk/blog

London Life UK has been shortlisted for the UK Blog Awards 2014
London Life UK has been shortlisted for the UK Blog Awards 2014