Lonely Planet Offers Royal Tour of London App

Lonely Planet has launched the Royal London Audio Walking Tour for iPhone. The travel content publishers new app follows the route that the newlyweds will take after the ceremony on 29 April, taking in 13 sights, including Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St James Palace, and 10 Downing Street. 

Lonely Planets VP of wireless services, Jeremy Kreitler, says: “Our Audio Walking Tours are an exciting new innovation which, we hope, along with our city guides and phrasebooks, will help travellers to get the information they need at their fingertips. William and Kates wedding has created renewed interest in the Royal family so its the perfect time to release an app to some of Londons most iconic sights which are linked with the monarchy. The app will be free to download for a short time to enable visitors and Londoners alike to find out more about the destination of the moment.”

When the wedding promotion ends, the app will cost £2.39 – along with five other London walking tour apps, which launched on the Apple App Store in February. 

Mike Bowen, managing director for AudioGO, who produced the audio for the apps, says: “As our Audio Walking Tours venture with Lonely Planet goes from strength to strength, we are delighted to bring new and exciting concepts into the mix by creating ambient audio productions which will give the user a truly unique experience.”

Parisian walking tours are coming soon, according to the company.