London’s tourism board has launched the first gay travel application for smart phones users visiting the city.

Visit London’s ‘Gay London’ application currently has 131 listings of bars, restaurants, hotels and attractions for gay visitors.

It also features a blog that will be continuously updated to provide information on news and events of interest to those visiting the city, along with videos to give an insider’s view of gay life in the capital.

Martine Ainsworth-Wells, marketing director at Visit London, said :“London is an exciting destination with much to offer LGBT travellers.

“We invite the community to take in our city’s unique cultural and nightlife options and enjoy our shopping, restaurants and wide range of hotels. Only in London can you shop to your heart’s content in shopping districts like Oxford Street, Carnaby Street or Saville Row and end the day in Soho, home to our city’s gay community.”

The app works on iPhone and iPod Touch and is free to download.