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Want to explore London museums? Don’t know where to start?

Our new tours of London museums and attractions are the routes for you! Our tours take you on relaxing strolls through London, grouping London museums and attractions into easy bundles for you to explore. Choose one of our tours and see how easy it is to see the sights with Photoroute. Here are some of our favourites…

1. Our first tour takes you through South Kensington and Knightsbridge in just over 1 hour. The route includes a relaxing walk through Hyde Park and visits to the Natural History, Science and V&A Museum as well as a walk back via Harrods, through Knightsbridge. Discover the dinosaurs of the Natural History Museum, the timeless collections of the V&A and be blown away by the wonders of Science all in half a day! Sounds a bit tiring? No problem! The route is designed to take you past Hyde Park Corner and Knightsbridge tube stations before ending at South Kensington if you want to cut it a bit short. Click here to see the route and begin your journey today past some of the most popular of London museums!

Bloomsbury London Museums

2. Our route through Holborn and Bloomsbury guides you on a route past the British Museum, the Brunei Gallery, the UCL Museums and Collections, the British Library and the Foundling Museum. This step free route should take just under an hour (not including the time you spend in the London museums!) and takes you past Euston Square and Euston stations before finishing at Russell Square. Walk in the footsteps of Ghandi through University College London’s majestic buildings or relax and read a book in the British Library. Nice weather? Why not take some time to sit in Russell Square or Coram’s Fields and enjoy the sunshine or even have a picnic? You can access our route information here.

3. Fancy a walk through royal London? Discover Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the majestic St. James’ Park on our route through Westminster. This step free route should take only 40 minutes and includes a beautiful stroll around the lake in St. James’ Park. Walk in the footsteps of the royals and get spectacular views of the Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. See if you can catch the royal changing of the guard and listen to the Guards’ band play as the soldiers march into position. Click here to begin exploring this route.

All of these London museums routes and many more are available to view and print on our website photoroute.com/maps. Enjoy walking through London completely relaxed with our easy walking instructions and photographs. With Photoroute, everyone can enjoy walking and exploring London’s gems.

Are you a company or organisation interested in using our map or commissioning your own new route or adapting one of our existing routes?
All of our maps are embeddable in different sizes to suit your needs.

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Tried something new lately? Fancy some fresh air?

Why not check out our new routes touring Central London’s best loved theatres using Photoroute. We’ve created a route designed to take you around 16 of London’s most famous theatres all in under 1 hour!

This new route takes you around Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross and Covent Garden, allowing you to enjoy exploring central London and discover what our finest theatres have to offer.

Click here to explore the route and look out for our new photoroute iphone and android app’s – available from the 25th of July – to download it onto your phone.

Are you a company or organisation interested in using our map or commissioning your own new route or adapting one of our existing routes? All of our maps are embeddable in different sizes to suit your needs.
For more information on how to incorporate Photoroute into your website, click on this link.

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London Discovery Trails now on PhotoRoute

Following the success of our Southbank mapping work with the Greater London Authority (GLA) have commissioned us to work with them to create their new Discovery Trails across London. They have put together six unique walking routes across the historic city centre that will take you on a journey of discovery to the greatest sights and sounds of London. The GLA choose our unique photoroute map authoring tool to illustrate the trails and make sure that everyone can enjoy them.
Keep an eye out for official Games mascots Mandeville and Wenlock, who’ll be bringing the trails to life and highlighting some great photo opportunities. Each will be individually designed, animating the routes in a unique way that captures the spirit of London. The trails will be colour-coded and each will cover a unique area of London and take you through quirky streets to majestic monuments allowing you to discover London without the hassle of public transport or traffic jams.

London Discovery Trails

PhotoRoute way finding maps we featured on PhotoRoute and on the Mayor of London Presents site (molpresents.com).

In addition to maps being available in print, website and embeddable formats we also developed native iphone and android apps on the mobile apps. With advances in technology these apps have been superseded with inclusive web apps meaning maps are available on any touch screen device without having to download an app.

See articles for an update on PhotoRoute.

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Mayor of London Presents PhotoRoute

We were recently commissioned to produce over 20 routes for the Greater London Authority as part of their initiative to increase footfall to the newly renovated Southbank area. The Southbank area has 22 million visitors per year, but most were not exploring beyond Blackfriars Bridge due to access and uncertainty of way finding. We were commissioned to produce routes to make locals and tourists aware of the increased access from Westminster to Tower Bridge. The routes were produced in time for the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations and serve as part of the Olympic and Paralympic games legacy.

“The GLA was a delighted to collaborate with Enabled City on this project. The flexible nature of this small, innovative company allowed us to complete this project in an efficient timescale without compromising its quality or content. It is always a pleasure to work on projects like this, that benefit such a wide audience and showcase how the Greater London Authority is helping to make the South Bank, and London, a more accessible and inclusive place”.
Julie Fleck OBE,  Paralympic Advisor, London 2012 Unit, the Greater London Authority.

We produced 26 routes in total to illustrate access improvements to, from and around Southbank which will be used and promoted throughout this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games. We hope to, with the help of the GLA, promote these routes to local businesses who can take advantage of the routes by embedding the maps into their websites. All of our work for Southbank and the Greater London Authority can be viewed here.

Our project with the Greater London Authority helped to produce:

  • A continuous safe and accessible route along the Southbank of the River Thames
  • A route that everyone can use and enjoy regardless of age or disability, helping people make informed choices in preparation to travel and wayfinding on location.
  • Alternative routes for cyclists where the walkway is at its narrowest on the street network to the south of the main pedestrian route
  • Accessible links between the bridges providing pedestrian connections to the north of the river
  • Easy wayfinding by photo routes.

This helps everyone find their way to the Southbank Riverside Walk and is particularly helpful to people with learning or physical disabilities, people whose first language is not English and everybody else finding traditional map reading difficult. This consultancy based project was such a huge success that the Greater London Authority have commissioned Enabled City to create a further 6 routes as part of their ‘Discovery Trails’ project which aims to guide locals and tourists on walking tours to discover London’s gems during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The South Bank has on average 22 million visitors per year, Discovery Trails provide cohesive wayfinding between the South Bank to Vauxhall, Westminster, Soho, Regents Park, City of London and Tower Hamlets.
Discovery Trails will be published on the Mayor of London Presents website and viewable from photoroute/stroll.