Lonely Planet Offers Free Ebooks and Apps about London in Celebration of the Olympics

As families across America watch the Olympic Games on television this summer, many will be curious to know more about the host city, London. Thus, in celebration of the Olympics, we’ve made a host of our London ebooks and apps free for a limited time.

·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-color photos, quirky drawings, and great cartoons. Written with perfect pitch for young readers, Not For Parents London is designed for curious kids eager for a glimpse of London without leaving home.  Lonely Planet’s Not for Parents was recently awarded coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval. Not For Parents London is available for the iPad on the iBookstore. Normally priced at $9.99, the ebook is free until August 17th (11:59pmPDT).

·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. The audio commentary includes illuminating audio excerpts from the BBC archives. Although the audio tours are designed for those walking the route in the city itself, they can also be journeys you can take from the comfort of your own home. London-The City is available for the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad; to get the app, users must first download the free Lonely Planet Travel Guides app onto their device, open the app, tap “Audio Walking Tours” and then scroll down to select “London-The City”. Normally priced at $2.99, the app is free until July 30th (11:59pmPDT).

·Stratford and East London is a PDF download and the ultimate guide to the most exciting neighborhood 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. Normally priced at $2.99, the PDF is available for download at lonelyplanet.com for free until August 17th.

·Recession Busting Britain is the ultimate ebook to the best free things to do throughout England, Scotland and Wales and includes 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. In the spirit of the ebook, it will always be free.

For more information, or to interview our US Travel Editor, Robert Reid, about London, please contact Press.USA@LonelyPlanet.com.

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