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The Diamond Street App takes you on a journey through London’s historic jewellery quarter of Hatton Garden either from a distance or as a dynamic, immersive audio walk through the city streets.

As you wander around the Hatton Garden area in GPS mode, using the specially commissioned historical map as your guide, the app will automatically set off audio stories, soundscapes and images relating to your location. Voiced by the author Rachel Lichtenstein, along with a host of other characters, including goldsmiths, diamond dealers, geologists, sewer flushers, jewellers, historians and visionaries of the city such as Iain Sinclair, the geo-activated component of this app contains over one hour of superbly produced and mixed audio and nearly 50 rare archival images. Just explore and enjoy the magical experience of having the secrets of the streets around you revealed.

To access this material off-location, swipe across the timeline and press the diamond icons to unlock the multi-media content. The timeline also includes abridged text from Rachel Lichtenstein’s book Diamond Street: the hidden world of Hatton Garden (Hamish Hamilton, 2012) and 4 newly commissioned short films. To view the films you will need to be near Wi-Fi.

Download the app now to discover the area’s fascinating history.

This innovative digital model has been funded by the Arts Council and produced by Rachel Lichtenstein in collaboration with Metal, Calvium, Phantom Productions, Field Studies Ltd & Hamish Hamilton.

Rachel Lichtenstein is an artist, writer and curator. She is currently writing a trilogy of non-fiction books for Hamish Hamilton on different London streets. The first, On Brick Lane, was published in 2007 to much critical acclaim and shortlisted for the Ondaatje prize. Diamond Street: The Hidden World of Hatton Garden is the second in the series.

For further information visit www.diamondstreetapp.com

What's New

Version 1.1

Updated videos.

Ratings and Reviews

Diamond street app is awesome


I would recommend reading the book Diamond Street: and put your earphones on off you go!
the hidden world of media, soundscapes and interactive features would entertain you on a real guided tour around the area.

Amazing App from an Amazing Book


Diamond Street is completely unique: a contemporary account and adept history of an undocumented area, told through the voices of its inhabitants and those who were there. Go underground, overground and as you see it, hear, see it and explore it with the people who made it so interesting. What a way to spend a day - learning, laughing, bringing it to life for yourself. Amazing.

Magical Experience

Sazzle Williams

Really exciting to explore a place not only using the GPS on location, but as an armchair traveling experience too.
Amazing way to bring the history of a place and the stories in a book alive.


Calvium Ltd
89.5 MB
Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© Rachel Lichtenstein


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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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