Boris Johnson to release London guide app

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is launching a free mobile app in order to help tourists visiting for the Games, as well as existing Londoners, get the best from the city.

Reported by, the London City Guide will explore some of London’s best walking trails, event venues, landmarks and more in order to allow users to make the most of the capital’s cultural and iconic areas.

Users of the app will be able to browse London by venue, attraction or location while the incorporation of Google maps makes it easier for users to find the location of their choice.

Johnson went on to say: “2012 is a phenomenal year for London and I want Londoners and tourists to explore the best of what our great city has to offer.

“With existing world-class cultural events popping up in every corner of the capital, there has never been a better time to explore the city, not just the well-known attractions, but the other wonderful local gems waiting to be discovered. With so much to see and do, the app and brochure are your indispensable guide to a summer like no other,” he added.

London City Guide is live and currently available to download from the Apple app store. suggests that an Android version is on the way.