Now that you have plans to take a trip to London, your next action should be to make a list of places to visit, and the best way to achieve that is by downloading apps that will help you get around the city. While we understand that you may not stick to your list of ‘places to visit in London’ there are hundreds of apps that will make your selection easier. London is one of the most visited cities in the world, and for good reasons – it is filled with activities and events all year-round.
In this article, we are going to list the 5 best apps you need to download before making that trip to London.
If there is an app that you must download, it is Citymapper. This app is your surest way of getting around the city of London easily. Google maps will do a great job as well, but Citymapper offers something more detailed, especially for people visiting for the first time who have no idea of how the city works. The app shows you multiple routes to get you from one point to another in the city through different modes of transport – taxi, bus, tube, bike, ferry etc. one of the best features of the app is that it can show you the nearest transport option should you get lost.
Like Citymapper, Visit London is a must-have app that you need to download before you make that trip to London. The app is you guide through the city’s events, activities, bars, restaurants, pop-ups, exhibitions, festivals, you name it! You can read reviews about several places that spark up your interest to make a decision. You can read articles about different unique spots in the city from hidden streets to the coolest crazy golf venues.
If you plan to have a great time at some of the best restaurants in London, Velocity is an app that you should have on your phone before visiting the city. You can secure reservations at hot places like Hakkasan, The River Café or other highly rated restaurants in your wishlist.
Street art app
If you are an art lover then this app might be one of the important apps that you need to download. Street Art app allows you to locate some of the hidden street arts of London’s streets. There is art everywhere you go in the city, but there are some that are hidden and only accessible to those who know where to find them. This slick app is designed to help you explore the streets all over London. All you need to do is check it frequently to see if you are close to any. The best part is that it comes with pictures to help you find them easily.
London’s Best Coffee
Coffee lovers will appreciate this. With so many coffee shops around the most unique neighbourhoods of the city, finding one isn’t much of a task. What you need this app for is finding the best coffee in the city. The app allows you to view coffee recommendations by locals and travellers. The app features maps, reviews, and photos. The best thing about this app is that it works offline.