Country code: +44
Business directory for the UK. Results show images from the company, link to website, maps etc. and to get the telephone number click on the 'call' box where the number will pop up in a separate box. Also offers a quote facility if you need work done - up to 5 quotes from local providers.
Excellent directory for people (select "people finder") and businesses in the UK (including islands). You need to enter both "who" and "where", but the "where" can be any part of an address, including part of a street name anywhere in the country.
To see any listings (of businesses and people), you have to register (for free). The searches are a little more flexible than the BT site, finds people or business "near" a place so location is less crucial. Now limited to five free searches (credits) a day. Information provided by Simunix who also work on the 118 365 directory assistance number.
British Telecom's Directory Enquiries service, giving phone numbers of people and businesses in the UK. The place, or at least part of postcode, needed for each search. Number of searches per day/month is limited for each user. Includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Guernsey. Also in Welsh.
From 2004 - June 25, it was illegal to cold-call a UK business that is listed on the telephone preference service opt-out list. Number Check will show if a number is on the list, or on the fax preference list. Requires free registration and you will need to call to check up to 50 numbers without charge.
Trade-based business directory. You won't find hotels or travel agents here but if you're looking for a plumber or electrician then this site provides it. The website bases its entries on good feedback from previous customers so it doesn't include all trades, just reliable ones.
Comprehensive Yellow Pages directory for businesses in the UK. Includes maps and reviews from users.
Business directory for the UK.
Another simple business directory for the UK.
People search using surname and location - leads you to the Peopletracer site which requires registration and payment if you intend to search for large amounts of data.
Business directory which also provides information about the local area such as things to do and hotels.
Small but functional business site with over 10,000 self-submitted businesses. As the companies add their own listing, it's not fully comprehensive. For example, only two hotels are listed for Salisbury, Wilts. Maps are included with the results (you need to click on 'more info' on the results list to get the telephone number and additional information such as the website link). It also tries to link to the weather in the area but it doesn't work (just goes to the generic London weather).
Business directory with over 200,000 listings. Not the most user friendly in terms of finding something in a location right away - you can't type in a type of business and location (for example, hotels in Birmingham). You type in what you're looking for and then have to scroll through all the entries which are arranged in an alphabetical order. There are drop down options for ordering the results if you're searching by town or category but it's clunky and not the easiest to find things. There is also a distinct lack of telephone numbers included on the entries - some companies have them listed but you need to click on the telephone icon below the address to get to it.
Comprehensive business directory searchable by keyword or category. Includes reviews from users of the services or companies. Also has links to vouchers and companies with special offers. Results show maps, full details including websites and also, quite handily, other similar local businesses or services.
Basic business directory with clear result listings - phone numbers visible straightaway and a map to show the location.
Simple to use business directory site - the phone numbers are clear and visible on the results. Search via keyword or category.