spies around me - App
Spies Around Me, taken from 'The Insider's Guide to 150 Spy Sites in London', is your gateway to over 160 places to visit in London - an absolute must for anyone interested in espionage or intelligence.
Besides the obvious locations such as MI5 and MI6 headquarters on the River Thames, Spies Around Me allows you to venture to the least known haunts used by the Services in over 100 years of intelligence collection, planning and operations. Places where iconic figures such as MI6’s first chief Sir Mansfield Cumming carefully controlled his network of agents, tapped on the shoulder of would-be spies, and then had dinner with other famous officers. To most people, they are just anonymous flats, houses and buildings scattered around London. But for those fascinated with the secret world of spies and the work of the intelligence services, they are places of mystery and intrigue. Now, over 160 locations presented in location-enabled Augmented Reality (AR)where both domestic and foreign spies have “lived, worked, played” and "died" have been brought together in this unique app.
Just start the app and aim the phone (camera) in any direction. Spies Around Me will show you locations in the vicinity and appear overlaid on the screen’s real-time view. Tap the floating images for a short historical description, directions and it will 'take you there'. View in list or real-time format; distance of the area of interest can be adjusted from 100m to 5 miles.
|point camera, sites 'float' on screen||List view||map view|
|site information||take me there directions||walking, bus or car; find nearest tube|
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