Whether you live and work in the city, or are planning a short trip, these free London travel apps will help you get the most out of London, the Greatest City on Earth. Oh, and just don’t forget your phone charger!
Jam-packed with essential information about London, The London Pass is a great little app that will ensure you don’t miss out on the city’s top sites and visitor attractions. It’s very good at helping you see mainstream London, but for those of you that like to dig a little deeper, you may be left a little unsatisfied.
Ideal for: people visiting London for their first time.
Another great free London app that apparently lists more than 12,000 places to visit! London for Less highlights the city’s best free things to do and offers you discounts and advice on where to eat for less and the cheapest hotels in London. Impressively, the app uses GPS positioning and can be used to full effect even when you’re not connected to the internet.
Ideal for: people looking for cheap deals in the city.
London is famed for being a transport-nightmare, but this helpful little app makes it easy as pie. All you need to do is tell it your nearest station and where you want to get to and it will tell you the quickest route, how long it will take, and exactly which platform you need to go from. Journey Pro completely eliminates the guess-work element and, because it informs you of any delays, you are always one step ahead of the game.
Ideal for: lazy travelers that don’t want to waste time looking at maps or even have to think about their route.
The Cool Cities app is a groovy little number that suggests some of the city’s edgier hangouts. It’s basically a selection of personal favorites and insider tips and is a great way to scratch beneath the surface of this starchy facade of this commercial capital. The app is full of great pictures and images, so you don’t even have to use your imagination to get an idea of these super-cool hotspots.
Ideal for: alternative travelers that need more than museums and tourist traps to keep them entertained.
It’s really very impressive that the TimeOut app is free; it’s easily the most comprehensive guide to London’s urban culture. Written by locals, TimeOut has pointed out London’s hippest hang-outs and hottest haunts for an eternity.
Ideal for: urban adventures.