Digital storytelling looks at the history and heritage behind one of the oldest parts of London
Working in partnership with the Charterhouse, the Museum of The Order of St John, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum, Smithfield Market, and the churches of St Bartholomew the Great and St Bartholomew the Less, award winning GPS-audio tour brand, Geotourist, is delighted to announce the launch of the Farringdon Ring tour. The audio tour ties together the medical, social, religious and cultural history of the Farringdon area of London on one audio-mapping platform for the first time and Geotourist welcomes the launch of phase one of their Epic England collection.
The City of London is one of the most historic parts in all of England – and remains in daily use, with thousands of local residents and commuters passing by every day, as well as the millions of visitors that visit London every year. It’s easy to see how the daily hustle and bustle makes it harder to appreciate these amazing Farringdon buildings yet the Epic England tour breathes new digital life into stories of lives saved and loves lost. Many of these special places in Farringdon are hidden treasures, taking the visitor off the beaten track into a fascinating tour through almost a thousand years of history. Through the Epic England audio tours, Geotourist and partners have captured these stories digitally and preserved them for today and tomorrow, protecting local content for generations to come.
Shaon Talukder, CEO, of Geotourist said,
“We are proud to deliver Epic England and we are delighted to be working with the Farringdon Ring partners for phase one of the Epic England project. What makes this tour all the more fascinating is the number of people who pass by every day without understanding how the centuries of history that lies behind the walls and under the streets. This is an exciting proposal for visitors because it means that they will also be able to link up with the City of London Corporation trail that runs nearby.”
Ann Kenrick OBE, Master of the Charterhouse said,
“There is an extraordinarily rich cultural and social history to be found throughout the streets and squares of Farringdon – and we’re delighted that the Charterhouse, alongside other locations like Smithfield Market and St John’s Gate, can now be discovered via this great new tour guide app. Let the Geo Tourist Epic England app take you on a journey through time – and the hidden stories and heritage of this fascinating area will be revealed!”
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