London - Mobile 4+

A City through Time

Chemical Wedding

    • £5.99

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***Best of App store 2012***

“London: A City Through Time” is neither coffee-table book nor guide nor map, but a nearly endless fusion of all three in a digital application, or “app”—nearly 2,000 years in the life of one of the world’s great cities.  Even diehard Londoners are destined to discover something new - The Economist

"The best London history app we've ever seen" The Londonist

Whether a native Londoner, moving-in or just passing through, ‘London – A City Through Time’ is the perfect companion. Probably the most advanced and complete portrait of London ever produced, it offers an indispensable reference to the 2000-year history of the world’s most complex city. It boasts over 6000 articles on the capital’s museums, statues, buildings, streets, trades, people, parks, rivers and more. Over 2000 rare prints and photographs. Thirty-five video documentaries and clips from the archives of the Pathé movie library.

Historic panoramas of the city from the 17th Century to the 19th Century - all viewable as high-definition zoomable images, plus 70 gyro-controlled 360º views of the capital’s grandest sites. There are wonderfully detailed spinable artefacts from the Museum of London. It has audio tours to the haunts and hideaways of robbers and royalty from London’s official Blue Badge guides, and a unique history by tube stop section to let you know what’s above ground when your under it. Linking everything is a synchronised time-line to help navigate with unprecedented ease through every aspect of London’s deep and amazing history.

What’s New

Version 1.7

Quick Update

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

Lawrence Windrush ,


The London Encyclopedia one of the great reference books on the capital gets a magical 21st century makeover. It's a dazzling display of astonishing design, with a 2 000 year timeline, historical figures, panoramas, maps, 3D images, Rotating objects and thousands of images and over 6000 articles.
Dr Johnson once wrote, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life"
This can also be said of this app, scintillating design, cool interface and enough content to keep you busy for years.

Davpfkr ,

Very good value

This is a great app for anyone seriously interested in London's history. The app is very well designed. Love the timeline. It is very clear. And some stunning original maps and images. I am very impressed.

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