Travelling to London can be a bit daunting, especially if it is your first time, but as technology has grown and access to cheaper smartphones and tablets has increased, so has the wealth of information about the city.
Here are our top mobile apps to help you get the most from your London stay:
London Free WiFi
The London Free WiFi app does exactly what it says on the tin and helps you to find free Wi-Fi hotspots in cafés and restaurants throughout London. The locations can be stored on your smartphone or tablet so you can find them quickly and easily without using your data allowance.
You can search the app using your GPS signal, by street name or using a postcode and the interactive map will show you the nearest free Wi-Fi hotspots. This app also features an underground map of London and shows Wi-Fi hotspots near London Tube stations.
The London Free WiFi app is available for iOS and Android devices and costs 69p.
Tube Map – London Underground
Getting around London can be confusing at times, but not with the London Underground app. Planning your journey is easy, simply select a station or use the search function and choose where you want to go, the app will show you the trains you will need to take and timetables, so you’ll never miss them.
The London Underground app also feature live departure timetables and station information, station to station walking distances and directions, and a route planner so you can track your journey. You can also set up notifications to tell you if a train has been delayed and the app also features up to date information from Tripadvisor showing you sights and attractions in your local vicinity.
The Tube Map – London Underground app is available now for free on iOS and Android devices.
London Travel Guide by Triposo
The London Travel Guide from Triposo is a great resource for those travelling to the city. It has detailed guides of some of the best sights and attractions in London, including restaurants, bars and clubs, hotels and even background information about the city.
The app works offline so there are no hidden data costs and can be used to book hotels, gain information about famous landmarks and attractions and a range of travel guides.
The London Travel Guide is adding new content every day and its built-in map gets updated frequently, making it one of the best resources for London and the surrounding area.
This app is available for both iOS and Android devices and is completely free, with no hidden costs.
When travelling to and from London, you don’t want to be worried about lugging heavy luggage around with you or the extortionate baggage charges airline charge, you just want to enjoy the city; This is where Sendmybag can help.
Sendmybag takes the hassle out of travelling with heavy luggage and is cheaper than the airlines too. They will pick up your luggage from your house and deliver it to your hotel so you can travel easier.
With the Sendmybag app you can get an instant quote to send your bag anywhere, at any time, track your baggage and view your account details. You can also use the app to send messages or phone the company directly if you need some advice, and the handy FAQ section is great for if you need some additional information.
If you’ve got heavy or bulky luggage and don’t want to pay the airlines high fees, or you just want to travel hassle free, then Sendmybag is a great choice.