Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has a line of mobile apps for iPhone which normally run $5.99. A week or two ago I managed to snag the New York City and San Francisco guides for free as part of a limited promotion but before I got a chance to write about it, they’d gone back to full price. So when I noticed that the London City guide is available for free I figured I’d pass along the news immediately.

The Lonely Planet London 2010 guide features maps, recommendations for places to visit, places to eat and shop, and thing to do as well as information on festivals and events. There are also sections with brief bits of London History and information about government, arts, fashion, and other areas of interest to travelers.

The latest version of Lonely Planet’s London City Guide was updated in September, and it has updated recommendations as well as support for offline maps.

The promotion is part of Internet Week in Europe, and the city guide should be available as a free download through Friday.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...