Welcome to the world of tubewalking - a great way to discover London on foot (or, if it's raining, from your armchair). Tubewalker contains maps and descriptions for tubewalks all over London, with London Underground Zone 1 (88 tubewalks) included for free, and Zones 2 to 9 (a further 228 tubewalks) available via an In App Purchase.
WHAT IS A TUBEWALK?
A tubewalk is simply a walk between two Tube stations. Tubewalking is a great way to explore London: every tubewalk starts and ends on public transport, and you can string them together to create walks that last as long as you want, from minutes to days.
The tubewalks in this application are all self-guided walking tours that try to visit as many interesting places as possible. This means they meander around quite a bit, so they're entertaining rather than efficient.
WHAT DOES TUBEWALKER DO?
Tubewalker contains detailed maps and descriptions for 316 tubewalks, which together cover the entire London Underground network - if there's a line between two Tube stations, then there's a tubewalk for it.
Zone 1 is included for free, while zones 2 to 9 are available via an In App Purchase. Note that the DLR and London Overground aren't part of London Underground, so they're not covered.
You can choose tubewalks in five ways:
• By Tube line
• By station name
• By current location
• By picking a recommended tubewalk
• By searching for places of interest
and each tubewalk comes with the following:
• A description of the walk
• A zoomable route map with places of interest and your current location
• Detailed descriptions of all places of interest
• Photographs from the walk
The full version of Tubewalker contains details of 316 tubewalks between 276 stations, covering 440 miles of walking with over 1300 points of interest and 9750 photographs - that's everything you need to get tubewalking. Have fun!
• Updated for iOS 10 and 64-bit processors
• Still works on iOS 8 and 9 in the same way as before
• Redesigned layout to work across all modern iPhone screen sizes
• Status bar is now hidden in landscape view
• Improved markers in Google Maps
• Individual photo view is less cluttered
• Minor bug fixes
• Please note that this version will only run on iOS 8.0 or later
Ratings and Reviews
TubeWalker - ingenious concept and well delivered
Awesome idea and application!!
This app allows one to locate a route, navigate it, and read a handy commentary of what you will see if you follow the route.
It allows the casual walker to follow an interesting set of paths that the developer has completed himself, as he says.
The app is simple - great interface, well written descriptions, and three tabe to see what you're doing - Info, Map and Places. Info describes them, map uses the iPhone's onboard maps to show, with pins to show where exactly they are, where these places of interest are along the route.
I love this concept and the execution is really slick. I give 4 stars and not 5 because (I can't do half star or it's be 4.5!), though the entirety of London's travel Zone 1 is free, the remainder require a meagre purchase to unlock. The cost is insiginificant, especially when compared to the many far more expensive guide books about London. This app can take you to interesting places and you will discover London's rich history on the way.
I bought the additional expansion and now have access to the entirety of the routes with all the richness that goes with the descriptions. Who knew there was such detail about my hometown so readilly available!!
A great app gets even better.
This is a great app to start with. The updates that have been coming only serve to make it even better. Well thought out and presented. Very user friendly. Which is what you need when you're using the app on your feet, out and about in London. Thank you.
Further to my earlier review I received a personal message from the developer helping to solve my issue, thanks Mark top class service!
- Mark Moxon
- 29.9 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2017 Mark Moxon
- In-App Purchases
- All Zones Package £1.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.