When it comes to travelling in London, even the Londoners among us need some help when trying to get around, find the best restaurants and bars, or find the closest train stations or taxi services. We’re sure everyone would like to know where all these buses in London actually go! Well, a little thing called an app can make a big difference when travelling around London. Read on to find out the 3 best free apps to download when visiting London.
London Transport App
Do you get blown away by the tube map, bus routes, train platforms and what goes where? Well, you are not the only one. People who have lived in London for years still get it wrong. Luckily, along came the London Transport App, the app that arguably changed London transport forever… but joking aside, this app really can help you out. With live journey planning information, which includes any changes, delays or cancellations, this app will keep you stress-free. We all know finding out your train is delayed by 15 minutes when you arrive at the station is a horrible experience, but by using the London Transport App you can find this out just before you leave and plan your journey using a different route. If you are more of an inexperienced user of the London transport system, then this app is also extremely useful. It provides tram and bus timetables, stations near to your current location and even licensed taxi services which are closest to you. This is app does half the travelling for you! If you’re coming to London then this app is essential, as otherwise you may end up getting yourself quite lost…
Riverside London App
If you’re looking to get the most out of your experience when travelling to London then you need this top quality app! The Riverside London App will inform you of the best events and offers in the capital to help you make plans. This app can also tell you the nearest and most highly rated restaurants and shops, so is very handy for Londoners and tourists alike. The Riverside London App will give you clear updates on some world famous attractions such as the London Eye, the Southbank Centre, the BFI, the National Theatre, the Oval, the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, Borough Market, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast and the view from the Shard! This app really does offer everything you need know when visiting London’s top attractions, restaurants, bars and shops, so make sure you download it!
Street Art London App
The Street Art London App is an unusual app to make use of when visiting London, as it gives tourists a different view of the city. Most tourists come to London wanting to see the obvious famous attractions, but this app offers a different perspective of the capital. This app is able to show you the nearest London street art to your current location, and with over 280 examples of street art dotted around the city, you are bound to come close to one when travelling around. The Street Art London App will also give you a preview of each piece of street artwork and tell you a little bit about it. The reason why this app has been placed into the top three is because it offers something different to tourists, and it’s not like you have to go out of your way to see the pieces; all you have to do is go to the app when you are walking around and go and check out anything it suggests, which provides a very simple yet unique and interesting experience of London. It’s worth mentioning that some of these pieces of art are phenomenal!
So, there you have it, Twin’s top 3 apps to download while you are visiting London. Here are some apps that didn’t quite make the cut for this blog post, but are worth checking out as well: Exclusive London App, Museum of London App, Pepys’ Diary App, Soho Stories App, Hailo Black Cab App, Visit Stratford London App, Barclays Bike App and Official London App. All of these apps are fantastic to have when visiting London, so make sure you download them if you can!