In 2012, there is one thing taking the ever-expanding technology world by storm: Apps. Every day it seems there are new apps popping up for our smartphones, tablets and Apple items, and with their affordability and functionality, who are we to say no?
To get its foot into the wide door of apps, travel information guru Lonely Planet has created a new audio walking tour app to guide us through major cities – the first city to try it out being London.
The audio walking tours of London are for the traveler who wants to see it all. The tour takes you through all of the obvious highlights as well as through back alleys and quiet holes in the wall. It will help you explore the West End, Southbank, Covent Garden, Spitafields and of course the City through the eyes of Native Londoners.
What makes these tours so enjoyable is the way they combine music, history and soundscapes with your travels. Their historical footage is drawn straight from the BBC’s vast historical archives to allow you to understand and experience London’s history and present day in an interactive and entertaining manner.
Here are just a few magical, interactive interludes of these audio walking tours:
Whilst on your Lonely Planet audio tour, you can also access information such as opening hours and prices of various attractions for added convenience. The tours also come with customized maps, allowing you to stray from the beaten path while remaining confident that you’ll be able to find your way back again.