Smartphone App Highlights London's Musical Heritage

Dave Newbury
By Dave Newbury Last edited 85 months ago
Smartphone App Highlights London's Musical Heritage

London Music Mapp is a free smartphone app which illustrates London’s fascinating musical heritage.

The app contains all of London’s main record shops, clubs, rehearsal rooms, and music-related blue plaques, along with some record labels and a selection of events happening each month. It is regularly updated with images and information, and users are invited to fill in any gaps.

It’s designed as an easy information and travel guide to popular music locations for London’s music fans and the UK's estimated 7.7 million annual music tourists, and is usefully split into categories, and stations with accurate map locations.

Our test failed to show us Mute records' location nor Joe Meek's house with its unique black plaque, but there were some good Adam Ant facts, gig highlights and a Nordoff Robbins music quiz ( I won't tell you how I did, hate to boast — DN).

It’s only available through iTunes at the moment. Sorry Android fans. It works really well on the iPhone, although it’s not formatted for the iPad’s screen size.

The London Music Mapp can be downloaded through iTunes for free.

Last Updated 10 January 2012