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Downloadable London Walking Tours

Many companies now offer downloadable walking tours of London. Check out these MP3 files/podcasts.

Palaces, Processions and Piccadilly Audio Walk Review
Review of the Palaces, Processions and Piccadilly audio walk by Head to Foot Audio Tours.

Walki Talki London iPhone Walking Tour
Review of the Walki Talki London iPhone application; a downloadable self-guided walking tour along the River Thames.

Soundmap - Soho Audio Walk Review
Soundmap's audio walks of London all have atmospheric sounds, music, stories, interviews with locals, and are narrated by someone linked to the area. This is a review of the Soho audio walk.

Soundmap Brick Lane Audio Walk Review
Review of Soundmap's audio walk of east London's Brick Lane area.

Cities in Sound Audio Walks
Cities in Sound specialize in audio walk guides to allow you to explore independently. The London audio walks include interesting facts along with interviews, music and a free map. I've tried four of the Cities in Sound London audio walks (there are more) and can recommend them.

Walk This Way: South Bank Free Guides
There are five guides in the Walk This Way series which explore intriguing pockets of architecture and history along the River Thames. Each guide has been formatted as a downloadable pdf, specifically designed for home-printing purposes.

LondonForFree.net Self-Guided Walks
Nine free self-guided walks. Each walk includes start and end points near public transport, places to rest along the way, and trivia about London.

National Geographic: 50 Walks of a Lifetime
National Geographic have put together "50 Walks of a Lifetime" including a walk around central London. They are enjoyable podcasts with a quiz at the end to test if you were paying attention!

East London Walking Tour
From Queen Mary University London, this east London walking tour starts from Liverpool Street station and brings more than 300 years of east London's fascinating past to life.

BLT London Experience
A free downloadable walking tour of London packed with lesser-known and quirky facts, enhanced via animation and music, and full of character from the creators.

The London audioguides of AllAudioGuides
Audio guides can be downloaded from the Internet and played on any iPod or mp3 player. They offer a great way to explore and enjoy a city like London. AllAudio Guides is a distributor of audio guides from around the world.

Tourist Tracks - MP3 Audio Walking Tours
Tourist Tracks specialize in MP3 audio walking tours which can be downloaded from their web site or, if like me you don't have an MP3 player yet, they can post a CD to you. Tourist Tracks have produced the audio walking tours in partnership with Visit London.

ARTineraries Da Vinci Code Tour
For those in search of the Da Vinci Code locations and Holy Grail, this downloadable audio includes London's Westminster Abbey and Temple Church as they relate to the book. It tells the truth about the works and gives you a mini-tour of each of the places to boot.

London Garden Trust Walks
Explore a whole host of lesser-known gardens and green spaces in the capital with this series of walks and cycle rides.

Footnotes Audio Walks
Footnotes Audio Walks are extensively researched guides available as MP3 downloads, CDs, and tapes which allow you to explore places at your own pace. Some of the walks cover well known areas, others take you through areas ignored in conventional guide books.

Discover London Trails
Discover London Trails were created to celebrate Museums and Galleries Month, an annual event throughout May.

Walking Guides Along The Thames
Five great walking tours to download to help you discover different areas along the River Thames.

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