Legible London Signs orienteering game on Saturday – IanVisits

If you see people pointing their phones at the Legible London signs dotted around London this weekend, they’re playing a game.

The Legible London signs started popping up around London a decade ago, offering local area maps in an age of the A-Z book and before the smartphone map.

There are now over 1,700 Legible London signs across the Capital, in almost every London borough, and new signs are being installed each year.

But, in central London this Saturday there’s a smartphone app game being launched based on the locations of the signs.

You need to do download the Sporteering smartphone app and travel to the Legible London sign next to the bridge outside Royal Festival Hall, to start the competition at any time. The app contains a map of several Legible London locations within the area and once the QR code on the Royal Festival Hall sign has been scanned, participants then have three hours to visit as many locations as possible and return to the start point before the timer runs out.

It is apparently an exercise of skill rather than speed — although there is a 3-hour time limit and prizes for the three fastest completions, so speed is an aspect of it – with participants planning their own route to find the most effective way to navigate between points around London.

The Sporteering app can be downloaded for free at:

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/polaris-challenge/id1226450328?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clr.polaris&hl=en

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