Lonely Planet Guide to London
Lonely Planet’s Guide to London on the iPhone is certainly a pricey app, but it's worth it if you are planning to explore the city.
Lonely Planet Guide to London Review
by on March 17, 2010
Just as with the AA’s travel guides, Lonely Planet’s mobile phone strategy is pretty simple – to not compromise on the quality and depth of up-to-date research for travellers that the company has built the print brand on over the years.
As such, this is perhaps the best London guidebook on the iPhone right now. Whether you are a native Londoner or just paying Britain’s sprawling capital city a quick visit, this is a great resource to take you off the beaten track and to help you find those many hidden gems that the city has to offer its residents and tourists.
As well as all the standard travel tips and info that you expect, Lonely Planet has added a ‘nearby’ function, so you know everything you need about your exact location at any time. The maps and image libraries are also of a superb quality, reminding us of those classic print guidebooks of yore.
One strange omission is the lack of a tube map, although you can easily pick up a number of free or low-cost iPhone apps to help you out in that area. But it would have been good to see one that was integrated with the rest of this valuable guide.
Buy this app: Download the Lonley Planet Guide to London app now
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