Top UK Arts & Culture Blogs

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Welcome to the Top UK Arts & Culture Blogs.

After months of careful analysis (and not a little argument), we’ve compiled our favourite arts and culture blogs across 11 specialist categories.

We’ve compiled these lists using a combination of metrics – authority, visibility, reach and volume – with a generous dash of subjectivity from our editorial team. We hope you enjoy reading the lists as much as we’ve enjoyed putting them together.

Missed your favourite? Tell us! To be eligible, blogs must be written by a UK-based author and have been updated in the last two months.

Discover our top picks

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Top Food Blogs

We’ve rounded up the top 10 food blogs – our favourite go-tos for recipe tips…

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The Annual Top 25 Art & Culture Blogs

After 12 months of rounding-up our favourite UK Arts & Culture Blogs, we’ve compiled the…

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Top Travel & City Blogs

After travel inspiration? We’ve put together the Top 10 Travel & City Blogs. Spot a…

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Top Fashion Blogs

We’ve compiled the Top 10 Fashion Blogs. Spot an omission? You can submit your recommendations using…

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Top Theatre Blogs

We’ve rounded up our very favourite Top 10 Theatre Blogs in the UK into this…

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Top Music Blogs

We’ve rounded up the top 10 art blogs – the pick of the UK-based bunch….

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Top Design Blogs

We’ve compiled our very favourite UK design blogs – and this is the Top 10, our…

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Top Architecture Blogs

We’ve compiled the Top 10 Architecture Blogs – our pick of the UK-based reads where…

Top UK Film Blogs

Top Cinema Blogs

We’ve compiled our very favourite Top 10 Film Blogs – the pick of the UK-based…

Top Writing Blogs

We’ve compiled the pick of the top 10 writing blogs- our favourite UK-based go-tos. Do you…

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Top Art Blogs

We’ve rounded up the top 10 art blogs – the pick of the UK-based bunch….

Top Photography Blogs

We’ve compiled our very favourite UK photography blogs – and this is the Top 10, our…

Culture Guides


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Writer Simon Armitage. Credit Paul Wolfgang Webster


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