In this day and age, technology has made our lives so much easier and simpler. With smart phones, getting information about a place is a breeze. Having up-to-date information and guide about places to visit in the comfort of your pocket, you will never get lost in a foreign place anymore! Some of the top iPhone and Android apps we recommend (in no particular order) for visiting London are:
An indispensable app to any traveler, London Tube gives you Henry Beck’s classic map of the London Underground. It also offers live updates, journey planner tool, directory of Tube lines and stops, and can locate the nearest tube station from your position (£0.59, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad).
London Bus Stop:
This app provides live bus arrival time for all 20,000 bus stops in London (£1.99, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad).
A must for London, Met Office app provides the most accurate and reliable weather forecasts (FREE, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad).
London Cycle Maps and Routes:
This FREE app is essential for all cyclists travelling throughout London. It shows real-time cycle availability data and also finds cycle stations near you, as well as an offline map (FREE, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad).
London Vouchers Free:
This app is the essential London Tourist Guide which saves you money. Up-to-date discounts, special offers and promotions from London’s best tourist attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants and many more delivered straight to your iPhone (FREE, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad)
Time Out London:
An app to help you organize days and night outs in London, Time Out London provides up-to-date information on gigs, restaurants, events, club nights and film releases (FREE, iPhone and Android).
London on a Plate:
This is an app with a unique map of London for adventurous palates that provides guides to the capital’s best cuisine, restaurants, bars etc. It also has original recipes from diverse cookbooks and talented Michelin star chefs (FREE, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad).
The London Taxi & Minicabs App:
This is another free app that lets you get a quote with very detailed info about the cars, fares, and more – and book a ride with licensed minicabs in Central London (FREE, Android).
This free app has all sorts of events and activities for day and night – dance, sports, comedy, music, restaurants, shopping, hotels etc (FREE, Android).
As the name suggests, this app is for FREE things in London – best free museums, free (or cheap) theatre tickets, cheap eats and accommodation for under £15 a night. (£1.49, iPhone only).