A free interactive guide to London and its history, featuring over 100 famous, quirky and vanished locations.
Visiting London, or think you already know everything about it? Then think again – there's always something new to learn about London!
This app includes:
Explorer: view over 100 London locations alphabetically, or by those nearest to you. Interact with historic maps of each location, and then view the location mapped on the London of today. Read about the history of each place and interact with historic and contemporary images. Search for anything that interests you – for example, search for "Shakespeare" to find any locations in the app associated with Shakespeare.
Map Explorer: view the same locations as in the Explorer, but in an interactive map format instead. Tap on a location to explore it in more detail.
Old Maps: explore three historic maps of London – Roman London, London in around 1563 (the time of Queen Elizabeth I) and Hollar's beautiful map of London in the 17th century.
Panoramas: explore three historic panoramas of London as seen from south of the river Thames. Wyngaerde's panorama from 1543, Visscher's panorama from 1616 and Hollar's panorama from 1647.
With nearly 400 images, more than 200 historic map images and over 100 locations, London Explorer provides a novel way to get to know this great city and its history.
Future planned updates include a host of new locations and new features. Watch this space!
Oh, and please provide feedback and ratings in the app store – things you'd like to see in future releases, what you like and (okay) what you don't. Your feedback is important to us in making London Explorer the great app we've always wanted it to be. An app worthy of this great city.
Various new locations have been added, together with additional images. We've also made various optimisations and improvements to the design, including the look and feel. Please keep your feedback coming so we can continue to improve this app. More coming soon.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.