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City Poems

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An invaluable tool for Londoners, tourists and poetry lovers everywhere.

Poems tell us more about street life than any history book. Tales from past centuries illuminate the present whether a seventeenth century pub crawl, a football match erupting in Covent Garden, a man allowed "one for the road" at a Holborn pub before being hanged, advice on red light districts, a public burning in Smithfield or the verse behind the statues in Trafalgar Square.

Let City Poems be your guide through the streets of London as satellite navigation unearths our buried stories.


- Poems that relate to Central London locations displayed in familiar Maps interface
- Landscape mode is supported for reading poems and viewing the map.
- Locate yourself using the "You are here" button and see your distance from the poems.