update: Google Local is also available for the UK now. curry joints in my locality. Woo. Don't worry Yell, we still lub ya.
update 2: They got satellite views up too. Wowsers. It isn't exactly the cool aerial views offered by Multimap, but woot. Hmm. and on closer examination, it doesn't mean much. No real detailed sat views of the UK yet. Do they even exist, I wonder. Maybe looking at the Ordnance Survey might help.