Uncover the England Originals app.

Your chance to choose your own path through the very best travel experiences England has to offer, in immersive augmented reality.

Our experts have brought together the best kept secrets along the road less travelled:
From the little-known human history behind our most famous landmarks, to a collection of unmissable hidden gems where you can discover, eat, drink, shop and explore, all woven together in 5 unforgettable itineraries covering 16 of England’s best historic destinations.

Using the latest augmented reality technology, this platform will change the way you plan your next adventure, and transform the way you explore:

Tabletop tours

Get your bearings from the comfort of your couch and use any flat surface to explore each of our 5 itineraries covering 16 historic destinations. Get up close and personal with famous figures and secret sites to whet your appetite in the glory of 3D.


On your unique adventure, use our augmented reality portals to explore atmospheric spaces off limits to the general public. Or teleport into vistas inaccessible by any normal standards.

Stories untold

The incredible bridge-jumping London bus, the 3ft tall ‘Count of Durham’, a car appearing on top of a famous Cambridge building overnight, the inspiration behind a certain world-famous boy wizard, the invention of the tank, and the recipe to produce 27 British Prime Ministers, over 30 international leaders, 50 Nobel Prize winners, and 120 Olympic medal winners from just one institution. This is just a flavour of everything you’ll discover along the way, and digest in the cosy corners of incredible English venues, over traditional local produce.

If you’ve felt that familiar pull to England - and want to experience the best it has to offer - but aren't sure where to start, this is for you.

Download England Originals today and see England in a whole new light.

Your adventure awaits...

What’s New

Version 2.0.6

Bug fixes + improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

olivertappin ,

Lovely looking app!

Really informative, slick user experience and learnt so much about England's Historic Cities! The way the camera is used to show extra content is amazing. Anyone looking to learn about historic cities in England should definitely download this app.

writingagain5 ,

Could be more user-friendly

The app doesn't properly explain how to use the augmented reality part, so I found myself randomly tapping different areas to see if anything worked. Nothing I tried actually did. Disappointed.

KimPais ,

Not what I expected

Tried it at the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge.

There were very few items (8-10) covered by the map.

Locating them wasn't very easy and the information provided by the map, wasn't much more than what was already on the label.

Couldn't see any visible advantage in the app. The Fitzwilliam museum app works much better.


Hex Digital Ltd
200.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) and iPod touch (6th generation).
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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