Free London ebooks and apps in celebration of the Olympics
On the ground in London or watching from afar – or even if you’re dreaming of a trip to London in the near future – in celebration of the Olympic Games we’ve made four of our apps and ebooks free for our readers. There’s no medal for getting there first, but these are available for a limited time, so grab them now. Let the games begin!
London – The City is a walking tour app that provides a fascinating stroll through London’s City, including St Paul’s Cathedral, the Monument, the Tower of London and a host of lesser-known gems. Audio commentary includes illuminating excerpts from the BBC archives while walking the route, or take the journey from the comfort of your own home. Available for the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad – download the free Lonely Planet Travel Guides app, tap ‘Audio Walking Tours’ and select London – The City. Free until 30 July (11:59pmPDT, normally US$2.99).
Not For Parents London is a highly graphic ebook for kids aged 8 and up that combines intriguing stories and spooky histories of the city with full-colour photos, quirky drawings, and great cartoons. Not For Parents London is available for the iPad on the iBookstore free until 17 August (11:59pmPDT, normally US$9.99).
Stratford and East London is the ultimate guide to the most exciting neighbourhood in London, covering everything from the must-see sights – including the Olympic Park – to the best-kept secrets. Comprehensively mapped and full of local and insider tips, the guide includes a walking tour, information on the best-value and free things to do, gorgeous photos and up-to-the-minute reviews of the top places to eat, drink, shop, dance and catch a show. The PDF ebook is available for download at lonelyplanet.com for free until 17 August (11:59pmPDT, normally US$2.99).
Recession Busting Britain covers the best free things to do throughout England, Scotland and Wales including author-recommended reviews and practical information on a wide-range of free options from museums to markets, galleries to guided walks, cathedrals to conversation centres and much more – all the essentials you need to help you explore Britain without spending a penny. It is available on Kindle, Nook, Google Books and on the iBookstore (regional restrictions apply to some of these platforms). In the spirit of the ebook, it will always be free.
Looking for more? Photos, articles, videos and everything London can be found on Lonely Planet’s London 2012 page.