There are many ways to explore London, and most of them involve looking at specialist books and maps or following guides with a crowd of people. But now Stanfords are introducing a different way to discover the delights of the capital, with Stanfords Self-Guided Audio Tours. These are like the audio guides we use in museums and galleries, but out on the street. It’s time to look up – not down!
These informative and amusing Audio Tours come in a ready-to-go package containing your own mp3 player preloaded with an audio tour specially designed with Stanfords customers in mind. Headphones, a lanyard, a battery and a unique map of the route complete the kit, and it’s yours to keep. All you have to do is press play and start walking – and listening.
The commentary is intelligent and engaging. The music and ambient sound effects are enhancing. Suddenly you can actually see London with your ears.
Our first tour, Stanfords Hidden London, starts at Stanfords in Long Acre and makes its way to the River Thames and then along the South Bank to Southwark, and then across London Bridge to end at Tower Hill.
The commentary relates to a series of predetermined stops along the route. You never walk and listen at the same time. And if you feel like stopping for lunch, or you want a break to take some photographs, just pause your player and start again whenever you want.
We’re planning to roll out more walks, and in more languages too. We’ll keep you posted on the website, but in the meantime get yourself one of our Self-Guided Audio Tours and hit the streets.
Stanfords Audio Tours for the curious-minded.
No queues. No crush. No rush.
Click here to learn more about the Stanfords Hidden London audio tour