London – A City Through Time is a brand new iPad app released today on the App Store – and it looks fascinating. Here’s the App Store intro for it:
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.
London is one of the world’s great cities and has been for centuries. I was lucky enough to live there for a dozen years or so, so I’m very excited to get to know this app. I’ve only just installed it a short while ago but so far it looks great. I’ll definitely review this one when I’ve had more time with it.
In the meantime, here’s an App Store link for London – A City Through Time. It’s priced at $13.99.