Once you have made all your plans for a trip to London, and you have booked your flight and planned your itinerary, ensure that you download some essential apps on your smartphone. London is a city buzzing with hundreds of events and activities both day and night, so you must have a well laid out plan to see some of the best that the city has to offer.
There are many London apps that are specifically designed to help you navigate the city and see what events and activities are happening. Regardless of whether you use an Android or iOS device, we have got you covered.
This is a brilliant app that does a fantastic job of getting you from point A to point B in London via any mode of transport – train, tube, taxi, bus, walk, bike, ferry, etc. Citymapper also lets you know how much your trip will cost.
You can choose the cheapest or fastest routes to the coolest neighbourhoods of the City or a specific mode of transportation. The app has a live data feature that can recalculate your trip due to disruptions. Citymapper will also let you know the closest transport options to in case you get lost trying to find your way around the city.
You will need a taxi-hailing service if you want to get around London easily. Uber has a large number of drivers concentrated in London so there is always a good chance that one is nearby. Using Uber or any other taxi app will save you from navigating the complex London transportation network.
Open Table is an app that allows you to make reservations and take advantage of deals at some of the iconic restaurants in London. The app is extremely easy to use, and you can browse by location, cuisine, price, and availability. You can also read reviews by other people to help you decide on where and what to eat.
Dojo helps you discover the newest bars, exhibitions, pop-ups and festivals in the city. You can browse through what’s on by category, location, and date. The app is integrated with Citymapper to help you find your way to your venue of choice.
This is an important app to have on your phone when visiting London. The Visit London app has a vast collection of places to visit and things to do. If you need to be sure about a venue, you can read reviews by other travellers to help you make a decision. The app is a sure way to discover some of the city’s gems and read articles about places and activities like crazy golfing.