Black Plaques London
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The definitive guide to London’s dark side.
"Imagine a grown up version of Horrible Histories" The Sunday Times
"A touch fruity... Great and, indeed, grim stuff" Time Out
Ever felt you’re not being told the whole story? Black Plaques lift the carefully-placed rug and discover a big stain:
• Executions in Trafalgar Square
• Underwear looted from Buckingham Palace
• Putrid gas pumped up Big Ben
• Prisoners of war in Kensington
• Murder in St Paul’s...
Retrospectively rubberneck on London’s least celebrated tales - ones that some might hope were best forgotten. With augmented reality at each site and no skimping on important detail, the effect can be alarmingly vivid.
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 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.
Unique, adventurous and educational!
From the first glance to this app, I got carried away! I haven’t stopped taking out my iPhone to use this app every time I step out to the streets of London! This is one truly unique app I’ve ever seen and heard off. I’ve even got my family in Asia looking into this app and knowing more about where I live now. Not only it is educational, best part is you don’t even have to be on the streets to use this app! Love the quirky-ness to the stories written for each discovered stories. Love it that words like ‘Top Secret’ or an image just pops up while you’re walking down the road/streets.
You’d think standing on the quietest streets in London, looking at the most modern building across your office or even your own state of the art building, there are no stories or whatsoever behind it, no history, nothing… WRONG! BlackPlaques is here to reveal it all in the most comprehensive and interesting way possible!
Don’t see any reasons why #BlackPlaques is not trending worldwide in the coming months!
Brilliant engaging hidden history of London
I keep coming back to this app because it is full of gems. Each plaque reveals an interesting fact or story linked to a location marked on a London map. I discovered a wealth of hidden history that has made familiar landmarks more intriguing and unknown corners of London more inviting. This app makes great reading wherever you are, but if you'd like to explore London and get to know it better, it is an essential bit of kit.
Downloaded this yesterday and haven't been able to put it down since. First I started to look at all the plaques near where I lived (& I thought I knew pretty much all there was to know round here!) then I've been lead on a 'gruesome' & 'weird' trail to others - going to related plaques or visiting areas I used to live in - so addictive!!
Will be really fun using it out & about next time i'm in town
Really original app - packed with so much stuff - a real bargain!
- Category: Travel
- Updated: 09 April 2012
- Version: 1.01
- Size: 187 MB
- Languages: English, Basque, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese
- Developer: mixr ltd
- © 2012 mixr.co
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPod touch (5th generation).