Londoners and visitors can download a free App which walks them through over 1,100 of the city’s most iconic architecture – from Roman times to present day.
The app, simply named “London Architecture Guide” was launched by The Architecture Foundation in partnership with Brockton Capital. This free to download software application is available to IOS and Android users. It is based on the book, The Guide to the Architecture of London, by acclaimed architectural writers, Edward Jones and Christopher Woodward.
The Architecture Foundation was established in 1991 as the first independent architecture centre. It aims to provide a voice for London’s Architecture through debates, films, books, events and more. The foundation supports Architects throughout their careers as well as keeping citizens informed about the city’s heritage and development.
Brockton Capital LLP is a real estate and private equity investment firm. They advise on investment activities relating to any form of real estate including prime, secondary and tertiary assets in both commercial and residential properties. They also provide real estate management and development management services.
According to the App Store, the London Architecture Guide app allows you to: “Unlock the rich history of London’s finest contemporary and historic architecture. Discover iconic masterpieces and hidden gems with photography and forthright commentary on over 1,100 buildings by renowned architecture critics, Edward Jones and Christopher Woodward. Explore the capital’s best buildings by period, type and Architect with this unrivalled and intuitive tool for locals and visitors alike.
Includes essays about the history of London’s architecture and event listings of upcoming talks and walking tours around the city.”
Key features of the London Architecture Guide
- An interactive map of London’s best buildings
- A critical text and photography for each entry
- Upcoming design events and walking tours around London
- Bookmark favourite buildings for reference later
- Essays about the history and future of London
- Regular updates as new buildings are added.
The app has received some positive feedback on both mobile platforms. One user commented: “What a great idea for an app. Surely a must for anyone visiting London and for those of us who live in London and are interested in architecture” (rlmp, iTunes, 27/06/2017).
Another enthusiastic user said: “Best architectural guide ever made, Very detailed, easy to find your way as it has an interactive map” (Gonçalo Neves, Google Play, 04/05/2019).
Find out more about the London Architecture Guide App here.
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Featured images from https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/london-architecture-guide/id1179176485?mt=8 on 12/06/18