Pocket World

The real world - people, places and things

International UK country/regional

People finders

  • Teldir Telephone Directories on the Web, worldwide, categorised by region, in English and other languages (*18 Feb 2008)
  • Switchboard Complete US phone book and other directories
  • Yellow.com White Pages multiple lookup on several directories (*20 Sep 2003)
  • Yahoo People Finder (20 Sep 2003)
  • FAQ on finding addresses from Internet FAQ Archives (*5 Apr 2004)
  • International dialling codes
  • Lookup from BT (*4 Jun 2010)
  • List from CountryCode (4 Jun 2010)
  • BT Phone Book:
  • personal numbers (*8 Dec 2011)
  • UK national codes (*8 Dec 2011)
  • old STD codes (Geographic mapping, London 0171/0181 at the top), from UK Phone Info which is otherwise not a particularly useful site (*3 Nov 2010)
  • UK Royal Mail appears to have problems on some browsers (*17 May 2015) for
  • postcode finder (postcodes and addresses) (*28 Feb 2012)
  • postage prices, and print your own online postage (*8 Jun 2015)
  • sizes and weights (11 Sep 2013)
  • Delivery options for UK and overseas (*7 Feb 2013)
  • World miscellany

  • USA public holidays from the Office of Personnel Management (10 Nov 2008)
  • Africaserver Africa links and information, main site in het nederlands (*4 Jun 2010)
  • For news sources see the Press page
  • UK Bank Holidays from the UK's DirectGov service (10 Nov 2008)
  • Places and place finders (also see Travel)

  • Google Earth. Full feature requires software download (*3 Nov 2006)
  • MapsOnUs US online maps from Switchboard (3 May 2000)
  • Mapquest US or basic maps worldwide (*20 Sep 2003)
  • Paris information se présente mieux en français (*20 Sep 2003)
  • WebCam Central worldwide directory (30 Sep 2000)
  • Calculate distances (surface or Great Circle) by Lat/Long, and between major cities (*12 Mar 2004)
  • or try Distance Calculator (4 Oct 2004 tbc)
  • Travellers' World UK tourism & accommodation (*12 Mar 2004)
  • Google Maps (24 Feb 2010), or
  • Streetmap (28 May 2001) - searchable atlas of Great Britain, street maps and local information
  • Ordnance Survey UK (*25 Feb 2000)
  • UK weather from the Met Office (*6 Jul 2012)
  • Business

  • Teldir, noted above, also has Yellow Pages (29 Nov 2005)
  • Google Local - by search, not by catalogue (29 Nov 2005)
  • Switchboard's US Yell, with links to YPs in other countries too (*20 Sep 2003
  • Industry Research Desk, mainly US but some worldwide information (23 Oct 1998)
  • UK business numbers from the BT Phonebook service (*25 Aug 2007)
  • Yell (online UK Yellow Pages) (*8 Dec 2000)
  • Thomweb Thomson Directories UK (28 Sep 2000)
  • You might need to go to Pocket Personal Travel. Time zones have moved there.


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