A city guidebook for the digital age, offering unique insight into the city of London and giving you the chance to put your smartphone to excellent use as your travelling companion!
By: Nick Vandome
Publication Date: June 27th, 2022
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London by Smartphone concentrates on photo locations for capturing iconic shots of the most famous sights in the city, and also some less well-known locations that nevertheless offer excellent photographic opportunities. The second main element of the book details walks around the city that can easily be incorporated into any city break.
Each photo spot has clear what3words references for getting to the required location and where to stand when you get there. It also provides background information about the photo subjects, and lists nearby refreshments options and other notable attractions in the vicinity.
The top photo sights include:
- Buckingham Palace
- Big Ben
- Houses of Parliament
- Tower of London
- Tower Bridge
- Paul’s Cathedral
- Trafalgar Square
The hidden sights show a different side to the city, and these include:
- The quirky Hardy Tree
- The thought-provoking Postman’s Park
- The aquatic Little Venice
- The street art of the Leake Street Arches
The walks covered in the book (complete with distances and estimated number of steps) are:
- Jubilee Loop Walk. This includes some of London’s top sights, and also the attractive and relaxing St. James’s Park.
- Thames Walk. The River Thames is at the very heart of London, and this walk takes you along its bank, crossing three of its famous bridges, and identifying many interesting sights and locations along the way.
- Hyde Park Walk. London is blessed with several exceptional green spaces and this walk guides you through one of them in Hyde Park. It includes several monuments and statues, including the tranquil Serenity statue, the Serpentine body of water that cuts through Hyde Park, and some of the floral attractions within the park.
- Monopoly Walk. For fans of the board game this walk is a must, as it follows some of the iconic London Monopoly locations and includes an option for spotting examples of the Monopoly pieces.
- Spitalfields and Whitechapel Walk. This walk explores some of the character and diversity of this area in the east end London that has helped shape its history over the centuries. It also includes details about the locations of the notorious Jack the Ripper murders.
Getting the best out of a smartphone camera is also looked at, so you can take the best photos possible, feel confident using your smartphone camera, and concentrate all your attention on the photo subjects.
About the author
Nick Vandome is an IT writer and trainer who specialises in digital imaging and web authoring subjects. In addition to his writing, he also works designing websites and runs training courses. Before he started working with computers he wrote books about working and travelling abroad.