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Green Discovery Trail: Wenlock and Mandeville

This is the last post in our series about the Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, that have been placed around London as part of the new Discovery Trails that have been unveiled to guide locals and tourists around London for the Olympics.

Here are some fun facts and information about the most interesting mascots on the Green Trail. The Green Trail takes you through one of the world’s most famous green spaces, Regents Park.

 

Sherlock WenlockSherlock Wenlock:

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A London-based “consulting detective” whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases. From 1881, Holmes was described as having lodgings at 221B, Baker Street, London, from where he runs his consulting detective service. 221B is an apartment up 17 steps, stated in an early manuscript to be at the “upper end” of the road.

 

Rose Garden MandevilleRose Garden Mandeville:

Queen Mary’s Gardens is located inside the Inner Circle of Regents Park and was created in the 1930s, bringing that part of the park into use by the general public for the first time. The site had originally been used as a plant nursery and had later been leased to the Royal Botanic Society. There are still some of the original pear trees in the gardens which supplied fruit to the London Market in the early 1800s. But Queen Mary’s Gardens is maybe most Famous for its beautiful rose gardens with almost every rose in existence and the beautiful Triton Fountain. Within the gardens stands Mary Queen of Scots House, a museum and visitor centre, refurbished in 1987 – the 400th anniversary of the death of Mary Stuart, which tells the story of the life of the tragic queen

 

Midsummer Night's Dream WenlockMidsummer Night’s Dream Wenlock:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play by William Shakespeare. Believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596, it portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

 

 

Animal WenlockAnimal Wenlock:

London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847. Today it houses a collection of 755 species of animals, with 16,802 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom. As well as being the first scientific zoo, ZSL London Zoo also opened the first Reptile house (1849), first public Aquarium (1853), first insect house (1881) and the first children’s zoo (1938).

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Blue Discovery Trail: Wenlock and Mandeville

This is the fifth post in our series about the Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, that have been placed around London as part of the new Discovery Trails that have been unveiled to guide locals and tourists around London for the Olympics.

Here are some fun facts and information about the most interesting mascots on the Blue Trail. The Blue Trail takes you on a stroll along the Thames, past all of the majestic monuments that adorn the north and south banks.

 

St Paul's MandevilleSt. Paul’s Mandeville:

St Paul’s Cathedral, London, is a Church of England cathedral and seat of the Bishop of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. The present church dating from the late 17th century was built to an English Baroque design of Sir Christopher Wren, as part of a major rebuilding program which took place in the city after the Great Fire of London, and was completed within his lifetime. The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London, with its dome, framed by the spires of Wren’s City churches, dominating the skyline for 300 years. Important services held at St Paul’s include the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill; Jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria; peace services marking the end of the First and Second World Wars; the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer, the launch of the Festival of Britain and the thanksgiving services for the Golden Jubilee, the 80th Birthday and the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. St Paul’s Cathedral is a busy working church, with hourly prayer and daily services.

 

Telephone Box Wenlock Telephone Box Wenlock:

The red telephone box, a telephone kiosk for a public telephone designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, is a familiar sight on the streets of the United Kingdom, and despite a reduction in their numbers in recent years, red boxes can still be seen in many places. The colour red was chosen to make them easy to spot.

The first standard public telephone kiosk introduced by the United Kingdom Post Office was produced in concrete in 1920 and was designated K1 (Kiosk No.1). This design was not of the same family as the familiar red telephone boxes. The red telephone box was the result of a competition in 1924 to design a kiosk that would be acceptable to the London Metropolitan Boroughs which had hitherto resisted the Post Office’s effort to erect K1 kiosks on their streets. The boxes were the same idea as the police boxes.

 

Sonnet WenlockSonnet Wenlock:

One of the best-known sonnet writers in the world is England’s William Shakespeare, who wrote 154 of them (not including those that appear in his plays). A Shakespearean, or English, sonnet consists of 14 lines, each line containing ten syllables and written in iambic pentameter, in which a pattern of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable is repeated five times.

 

 

 

Ravens Wenlock:Ravens Wenlock

The ravens of the Tower of London are a group of captive Common Ravens which live in the Tower of London. The group of ravens at the Tower comprises at least seven individuals (six required, with a seventh in reserve). The presence of the ravens is traditionally believed to protect the Crown and the Tower; a superstition holds that “If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it. According to folklore, wild ravens are thought to have inhabited the Tower for many centuries, supposedly first attracted there by the smell of the corpses of the executed enemies of the Crown. Allegedly, at the execution of Anne Boleyn in 1535, “Even the ravens of the Tower sat silent and immovable on the battlements and gazed eerily at the strange scene. A Queen about to die!” The ravens of the Tower supposedly behaved much worse during the execution of Lady Jane Grey in 1554, allegedly “pecking the eyes from the severed head” of the queen.

 

Beefeater Mandeville Beefeater Mandeville:

The Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, and Members of the Sovereign’s Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary, popularly known as the Beefeaters, are ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London. In principle they are responsible for looking after any prisoners at the Tower and safeguarding the British crown jewels, but in practice they act as tour guides and are a tourist attraction in their own right, a point the Yeoman Warders acknowledge. The name Beefeater is of uncertain origin, with various proposed derivations. The most likely one is considered to be from the Warders’ right to eat as much beef as they wanted from the King’s table.

 

 

 

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Pink Discovery Trail: Wenlock and Mandeville

This is the fourth post in our series about the Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, that have been placed around London as part of the new Discovery Trails that have been unveiled to guide locals and tourists around London for the Olympics.

Here are some fun facts and information about the most interesting mascots on the Pink Trail. The Pink Trail takes you through the hustle and bustle of London’s West End.

 

Busker WenlockBusker Wenlock:

Nearly 400 buskers entertain the travelling public in tube stations throughout the city every week. A hit with the listeners and performers, the London Underground busking scheme started in 2003 to manage what was once an illegal activity. London Underground now runs up to 3,000 weekly time slots which buskers, licensed through their office.

If you use the tube, it means there is a pretty good chance you’ll get to hear some of the city’s best folk music and liven up what can otherwise be a dreary experience. For buskers, it’s the chance to earn a living doing the thing they love.

Buskers can also be found above ground all around London. The City of London itself, though, isn’t a good place to start. Busking within these boundaries is not permitted, but plenty of boroughs on its outskirts – including Camden and the Covent Garden market – allow it.

 

Cleopatra's Needle WenlockCleopatra’s Needle Wenlock:

Cleopatra’s Needle is the popular name for the Ancient Egyptian obelisk re-erected in London during the nineteenth century. The obelisk is part of a pair and its partner resides in New York. Although the needles are genuine Ancient Egyptian obelisks, they are somewhat misnamed as they have no particular connection with Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and were already over a thousand years old in her lifetime. The London “needle” is one such example, as it was originally made during the reign of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Thutmose III but was falsely named “Cleopatra’s needle”. The obelisk was presented to the United Kingdom in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt and Sudan Muhammad Ali, in commemoration of the victories of Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile and Sir Ralph Abercromby at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801. One of the most interesting facts about the “needle” is that  when it was erected in 1878 a time capsule was concealed in the front part of the pedestal, it contained : A set of 12 photographs of the best looking English women of the day, a box of hairpins, a box of cigars, several tobacco pipes, a set of imperial weights, a baby’s bottle, some children’s toys, a shilling razor, a hydraulic jack and some samples of the cable used in erection, a 3′ bronze model of the monument, a complete set of British coins, a rupee, a portrait of Queen Victoria, a written history of the strange tale of the transport of the monument, plans on vellum, a translation of the inscriptions, copies of the bible in several languages, a copy of Whitaker’s Almanack, a Bradshaw Railway Guide, a map of London and copies of 10 daily newspapers

 

Trafalgar WenlockTrafalgar Wenlock:

Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, England, United Kingdom built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. At its centre is Nelson’s Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. There are a number of statues and sculptures in the square, with one plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art. The square is also used for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year’s Eve. The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars over France.

Fun fact: The square was once famous for its feral pigeons, and feeding them was a popular activity. The desirability of the birds’ presence was contentious: their droppings disfigured stonework, and the flock, estimated at its peak to be 35,000, was considered a health hazard. In 2005, the sale of bird seed in the square was stopped and other measures introduced to discourage the pigeons, including the use of trained birds of prey. Groups of supporters continued to feed the birds, but in 2003 the then-Mayor, Ken Livingstone, enacted bylaws to ban the feeding of pigeons in the square. In September 2007 Westminster City Council passed further bylaws banning the feeding of birds on the square’s pedestrianised North Terrace and other pavements in the area. There are now few birds in Trafalgar Square and it is used for festivals and hired out to film companies in a way that was not feasible in the 1990s.

 

China Town MandevilleChina Town Mandeville:

The name Chinatown has been used at different times to describe different places in London. The present Chinatown is part of the Soho area of the City of Westminster, occupying the area in and around Gerrard Street. It contains a number of Chinese restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, souvenir shops, and other Chinese-run businesses. The first area in London known as Chinatown was located in the Limehouse area of the East End of London.[1] At the start of the 20th century, the Chinese population of London was concentrated in that area, setting up businesses which catered to the Chinese sailors who frequented in Docklands. The area began to become known through exaggerated reports and tales of (legal) opium dens and slum housing, rather than the Chinese restaurants and supermarkets in the current Chinatown. However, much of the area was damaged by aerial bombing during the Blitz in the Second World War, although a number of elderly Chinese still choose to live in this area. After the Second World War, however, the growing popularity of Chinese cuisine and an influx of immigrants from Hong Kong led to an increasing number of Chinese restaurants being opened elsewhere.

The present Chinatown did not start to be established until the 1970s. Up until then, it was a regular Soho area, run-down, with Gerrard Street the main thoroughfare.

 

 

 

 

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Purple Discovery Trail: Wenlock and Mandeville

This is the third post in our series about the Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, that have been placed around London as part of the new Discovery Trails that have been unveiled to guide locals and tourists around London for the Olympics.

Here are some fun facts and information about the most interesting mascots on the Purple Trail. The Purple Trail takes you along Piccadilly and Oxford Street on a tour of London’s grand squares and historical architecture.

Red Bus WenlockRed Bus Wenlock:

The London Bus is one of London’s principal icons, the archetypal red rear-entrance Routemaster being recognised worldwide. Although the Routemaster has now been largely phased out of service, with only two heritage routes still using the vehicles, the majority of buses in London are still red and therefore the red double-decker bus remains an iconic symbol of the city.

Queen's Guard WenlockQueen’s Guard Wenlock:

The Queen’s Guard is the name given to contingents of infantry and cavalry soldiers charged with guarding the official royal residences in London. They are popularly believed to be purely ceremonial; however this is not the case as they are in fact real serving soldiers in the army. The Queen’s Guard are in charge of guarding Buckingham Palace and St. James’ Palace. One of the reasons the Queen’s Guard attract a lot of attention is that traditionally they are not allowed to move. Typically a Guardsman spends to hours on duty and four off. He is not expected to stand still for any more than ten minutes at a time. Every ten minutes or so the Guards may march up and down in front of their sentry box  before resuming stillness.

 

Tyger Tyger MandevilleTyger Tyger Mandeville:

The Tyger is a poem by the English poet William Blake. It was published as part of his collection Songs of Experience in. It is one of Blake’s best-known and most analyzed poems. The Cambridge Companion to William Blake (2003) calls it “the most anthologized poem in English. “The Tyger” presents a duality between aesthetic beauty and primal ferocity

Afternoon Tea WenlockAfternoon Tea Wenlock:

Tea consumption increased dramatically during the early nineteenth century and it is around this time that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. At the time it was usual for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast, and dinner at around 8 o’clock in the evening. The solution for the Duchess was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. Later friends were invited to join her in her rooms at Woburn Abbey and this summer practice proved so popular that the Duchess continued it when she returned to London, sending cards to her friends asking them to join her for “tea and a walking the fields.” Other social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room. Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.

Cycling Wenlock:Cycling Mandeville

Cyclng has always been a big part of London life. Barclays Cycle Hire, a public bicycle sharing scheme, was launched on 30 July 2010 to allow locals and tourists to rent bikes around London. The scheme’s bicycles are popularly known as Boris Bikes, after Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London who introduced them. The coverage zone spans approximately 17 square miles (roughly matching the Zone 1 Travelcard area) and currently there are some 8,000 ‘Boris Bikes’ and 570 docking stations in the BCH scheme, which has been used for more than 10 million journeys to date

Shopper MandevilleShopper Mandeville:

Oxford Street is a major thoroughfare in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, United Kingdom. It is Europe’s busiest shopping street, and as of 2011 had approximately 300 shops. The street was formerly part of the London-Oxford road which began at Newgate, City of London, and was known as the Oxford Road. Oxford Street is home to a number of major department stores and numerous flagship stores, as well as hundreds of smaller shops. It is the biggest shopping street within Inner London, and though not necessarily the most expensive or fashionable, is considered to be the most important, and forms part of a larger shopping district with Regent Street, Bond Street and a number of other smaller nearby streets.
For many British retail chains their Oxford Street branch is regarded as their ‘flagship’ store.

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Yellow Discovery Trail: Wenlock and Mandeville

This is the second post in our series about the Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, that have been placed around London as part of the new Discovery Trails that have been unveiled to guide locals and tourists around London for the Olympics.

Here are some fun facts and information about the most interesting mascots on the Yellow Trail. The Yellow Trail takes you through London’s historic East End.

Pearly MandevillePearly Mandeville:

Pearly Kings and Queens are an organised charitable tradition of working class culture in London. The practice of wearing clothes decorated with pearl buttons originated in the 19th century. It is first associated with Henry Croft, an orphan street sweeper who collected money for charity. At the time, London apple sellers were in the habit of wearing trousers decorated at the seams with pearl buttons that had been found by market traders. Croft adapted this to create a pearly suit to draw attention to himself and aid his fund-raising activities. In 1911 an organised pearly society was formed in Finchley, north London. The ‘pearlies’ are now divided into several active charitable groups.

 

Spitalfields WenlockSpitalfields Wenlock:

This Wenlock is positioned just outside of Old Spitalfields market. Spitalfields market is a covered market in Spitalfields, just outside the City of London. It is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. There has been a market on the site since 1638 when Charles I of England gave a licence for flesh, fowl and roots to be sold on Spittle Fields – which was then a rural area on the eastern outskirts of London. The market has been described as one of London’s finest Victorian market halls, bringing together some of the Capital’s finest restaurants, shops and an array of themed stall market days.

 

Dickens WenlockDickens Wenlock:

Charles John Huffam  (d. 1870) was an English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world’s most memorable fictional characters. During his lifetime Dickens’s works enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was fully recognized by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to enjoy an enduring popularity among the general reading public. Dickens is the author of, among many, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities.

 

Cockney WenlockCockney Wenlock

The term Cockney has both geographical and linguistic associations. Geographically and culturally, it often refers to working-class Londoners, particularly those in the East End. Linguistically, it refers to the form of English spoken by this group. Cockney speakers have a distinctive accent and dialect, and occasionally use rhyming slang (such as using ‘apples and pears’ to mean ‘stairs’ or ‘Adam and Eve’ for ‘believe’).

 

 

 

Bishopsgate Wenlock:Bishopsgate Wenlock

Bishopsgate is a road and ward in the northeast part of the City of London, extending north from Gracechurch Street to Norton Folgate. It is named after one of the original seven gates in London Wall. The site of this gate is marked by a stone bishop’s mitre, fixed high on the building located at the junction of Wormwood Street with Bishopsgate, just by the gardens there and facing the Heron Tower.

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Red Discovery Trail: Wenlock and Mandeville

PhotoRoute has been working closely with the Greater London Authority to map their new Discovery Trails to guide locals and tourists around London during the Olympics, featuring the Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville. As we’ve been working closely photographing these characters, we though we’d write a bit about the most interesting mascots on each trail.

The Red Trail takes you through London’s political heart and the newly-renovated South Bank. Here is some information about the most interesting mascots on the Red Trail:

Union Flag MandevilleUnion Flag Mandeville

The Union Flag, also known as the Union Jack, is the flag of the United Kingdom. The current design dates from the Union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801. The flag consists of the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England), edged in white, superimposed on the Cross of St Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which are superimposed on the Saltire of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland).

 

Big Ben WenlockBig Ben Wenlock

Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is generally extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower as well. The clock tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower. It celebrated its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009, during which celebratory events took place. The tower was completed in 1858 and has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England. Big Ben is the largest chiming bell in the world!

 

Ceremonial Speaker WenlockCeremonial Speaker Wenlock

The Ceremonial Speaker is the presiding officer of the House of Commons. The Speaker presides over the House’s debates, determining which members may speak and is also responsible for maintaining order during debate, and may punish members who break the rules of the House.

 

 

Doctor WenlockDoctor Wenlock

Doctor Wenlock is situated outside St Thomas’ Hospital. St Thomas’ is a large teaching hospital and is, with Guy’s Hospital and King’s College Hospital, the location of King’s College London School of Medicine. It has provided health care freely or under charitable auspices since the 12th century and was originally located in Southwark.
St Thomas’ Hospital is one of London’s most famous hospitals, associated with names such as Astley Cooper, William Cheselden, Florence Nightingale, Linda Richards, Edmund Montgomery and Agnes Elizabeth Jones. It is a prominent London landmark – largely due to its location on the opposite bank of the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament. The hospital is named after St. Thomas Becket. Originally it was run by a mixed order of Augustinian monks and nuns, dedicated to St Thomas Becket.

 

Lambeth Palace MandevilleLambeth Palace Mandeville

Lambeth Palace is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury in England. It is located in Lambeth, on the south bank of the River Thames a short distance upstream of the Palace of Westminster on the opposite shore. It was acquired by the archbishopric around 1200.
 

A-Z Map WenlockA-Z Map Wenlock

The A to Z occupies a very special place in our hearts. A London home isn’t complete without one and no savvy traveller would set out without it. As symbolic of the city as the tube map, the A to Z is synonymous with London.
The test that London black cab drivers take, called ‘The Knowledge’, uses the A-Z maps of London as a base and the maps for the test and acb drivers are supplied by the A-Z. ‘The Knowledge’ is infamous for being extremely detailed and cab drivers sit the final exam an average of 12 times before passing it.

 

 

Household Cavalry MandevilleHousehold Cavalry Mandeville

The Household Cavalry is the country’s most historically senior military group, in charge of functions directly associated with the Queen. The British Household Cavalry is made up of two regiments of the British armed forces, the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals. These regiments are divided between the Armoured Regiment stationed at Combermere Barracks in Windsor and the ceremonial mounted unit stationed at the London Knightsbridge Barracks at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment).

 

 

 

Westminster Abbey WenlockWestminster Abbey Wenlock:

Westminster Abbey is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English, later British and later still (and currently) monarchs of the Commonwealth realms. The abbey is a Royal Peculiar and briefly held the status of a cathedral from 1540 to 1550.

According to a tradition first reported by Sulcard in about 1080, the Abbey was first founded in the time of Mellitus (d. 624), Bishop of London, on the present site, then known as Thorn Ey (Thorn Island); based on a late tradition that a fisherman called Aldrich on the River Thames saw a vision of Saint Peter near the site. This seems to be quoted to justify the gifts of salmon from Thames fishermen that the Abbey received in later years. In the present era, the Fishmonger’s Company still gives a salmon every year.

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PhotoRoute in the News

PhotoRoute in the News
Our new PhotoRoute London app has been a bit of a talking point since its release last week and we’ve had the honour of being featured in some rather exciting media articles. Since the following publication have been nice enough to help us spread the words about PhotoRoute, we thought it would be great to let you know where you can find all the media on PhotoRoute and a bit about the publications…

  1.  The Guardian

The Guardian Technology Apps Blog has discovered Photoroute and likes what it sees. It has listed a number of recently published apps and in the list it has included Photoroute. Here’s what it has to stay about our recently published Photoroute London mobile app:

“This is a really good idea: an app from Enabled City for “accessible, editable route maps” in London, aimed at people with physical and learning disabilities, as well as people speaking English as a second language. That means step-free routes for people using wheelchairs, and photos taken along each route to aid navigation.”

We are very pleased to have a national newspaper and media company of the standing of The Guardian confirm that they think it’s “a really good idea” too and with a circulation of 60,847,400, we couldn’t have said it any better ourselves! Click here to see the blog.

  1. Hackney Today

Hackney Council’s ‘Hackney Today’ has published an article about PhotoRoute’s training initiative for people with learning disabilities. It is important to us that even with all the attention surrounding our apps, we don’t forget our roots and what we’re really about. Hackney Today’s article highlights how our training initiative for people with learning disabilities can really benefit them and the community. Here’s what . Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture had to say:

“I’m delighted we’ve been able to use this exciting project to get people into work. We hope these maps will encourage more people, including visitors from further afield to explore the many attractions Hackney has to offer.”

Click here to read the article and find out more about how our training scheme works.

  1. Visit London

Visit London have featured our maps on their accessibility pages featuring accessible tours of London. All our maps of the South Bank are featured as well as some of our other routes. Visit London are committed to ensuring that everyone can have fun exploring London and have chosen to use our maps to guide visitors along the South Bank. We are very excited that such a highly regarded institution has chosen to use PhotoRoute. Click here to go to their website and view the maps that they feature.

  1. Tourism for All UK

Tourism for all have introduced our new apps on their website. Tourism for All UK is a national charity dedicated to standards of world class tourism which are welcoming to all. Tourism for All UK contains the knowledge gained over the past 30 years in providing information to the public, especially to older or disabled people, on where their specific access needs can be met so that they can fully participate in travel and leisure. Click here to see the news post about PhotoRoute.

  1. My Health London

We’ve been featured in the NHS’ My Health London Apps to download. The site is to access information about GP and health services in London and the app section of the website promoting healthy apps for people to download. Click here to go to their website.

  1. Base Property Specialists

This website has an interesting section devoted to local news and they recently published an article about our new mobile phone apps. We put a lot of focus on working with the community in Hackney and are delighted to be featured in local news blogs that will hopefully promote the area as well as PhotoRoute.

  1. EarthAndroid Blog

EarthAndroid have published a blog with information about our new mobile phone apps and links to download them from Google Play. EarthAndroid is a blog that helps its readers get updates and information about the latest smart-phones and tablets as well as the history of the market and smart-phone technology.  The blog aims to provide a guide about all the applications of the android operating system to help users find good apps that suit their needs. Click here to view the blog.