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The definitive guide to London’s dark side.

'Imagine a grown up version of Horrible Histories' The Sunday Times.

Ever felt you’re not being told the whole story? Black Plaques lift the carefully-placed rug and discover a big stain:

• Torture at Westminster Abbey
• Underwear looted from Buckingham Palace
• Putrid gas pumped up Big Ben
• Nazis in Kensington
• Murder in St Paul’s...

Retrospectively rubberneck on London’s least celebrated tales - ones that many might hope were best forgotten. With augmented reality at each site and no skimping on important details, discover where '**it happened'.

But it’s not all misery and gore. Black Plaques immortalise any episode where mankind was not enjoying its finest hour - heroic failures, lewd antics and tragic misfortunes mix with the mysterious, farcical and misguided, topped with a dollop of the downright peculiar.

Over 300 virtual plaques give a compendium of colourful vignettes - little-known to locals let alone visitors, exposing foibles and failings that DON'T get proudly mounted on a wall.

• Original content of over 75,000 words and 600 images
• Stories interconnect for armchair browsing
• Check-in on Foursquare, share on Facebook and Twitter
• Data connection needed only for map and social media
• No need to be in London to enjoy this app.

What's New in Version 1.01

Addressed issue that could affect sharing.
Updated story images.


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Customer Reviews

Alternate Way to Explore London

I greatly enjoyed walking around London during my recent trip to England with this app, which brought me to such places as the Skull and Crossbones Cemetery that was the mass burial place for medieval prostitutes and stories like the very cursed mummy at the British Museum that made me take another view of the Titanic disaster. The writing is great and the map is easy to use, even without access to wifi, which is great if you are traveling internationally without a phone plan. I definitely recommend it if you're looking for some of the darker stories lurking in every corner of London.

Black Plaques London
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.01
  • Size: 187 MB
  • Languages: English, Basque, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).

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