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“London: A City Through Time” is neither coffee-table book nor guide nor map, but a nearly endless fusion of all three in a digital application, or “app”—nearly 2,000 years in the life of one of the world’s great cities. Even diehard Londoners are destined to discover something new - The Economist
"The best London history app we've ever seen" The Londonist
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.
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Ratings and Reviews
London - A City Through Time
This is what the iPad is for; this is what tourists all over the world have been waiting for. To have in the palm of your hand the history of the city you're visiting, to have visual tasters of everything you want to see, to have directions as to how to get there and to have in-depth explanations of the social conditions in which they were created - this is the key to a totally different and infinitely more satisfying tourist experience than anything you have had before. Please, Heuristic Media, I want an app like this for every one of the great cities of the world that I want to visit. It's an absolutely beautiful production and a must have app for anyone visiting this great city in its Olympic year. Just brilliant, thank you!
A Memory Hog
I have removed this expensive app from my iPad because its enormous memory requirement prevented me from doing other things more important to me. The initial download is only part of it. In use it downloads (if your internet connection is active) further large images and there seems to be no way to delete these or stop them from being saved permanently. Like many electronic guides it can get irritating because its pre-programmed audio inevitably keeps playing the same bit every time you open the app or go to the same point within it. Although it contains information such as one might get from a half-decent tourist guide (but without the opportunity to ask one's own questions) the basis is a set of high res scans of images. Is that really what you want from an iPad app?
Worth buying an iPad for!
This is a fantastic app, and worth every penny of what first appears to be a relatively high price. Infact after first exploring it for just a few minutes you soon forget the price that you've paid. One could literally get lost for hours travelling through time, exploring the years, places, people, and items that this app includes. Along with fantastic video, audio, and imagery it's a great documentary piece all about this great city. Well done to the developers of this app for providing iPad users with a great piece of work, and I'm sure my kids are going to enjoy learning through this app also.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.