My friend Ian has a new site:
Ian spent a year or so walking all around London recording street sounds, market criers, preachers, crowds in Soho on a Saturday night, random coversations, building sites . . . pretty much anything he could. He has a ‘sound map’ where you can click to see how different neighborhoods sound – outlying areas are not always quieter than the centre – and a blog recording different reactions to sounds (AN Wilson on the advent of the Walkman), his own experiences walking around with his headphones/ microphones.
And since everyone wants to hear the Elephant, he has two recordings taken in the Elephant and Castle mall:
So, if you can’t travel to London, you can at least find out what it sounds like . ..