Top 10 Free London Apps

Use our top ten list of free apps to discover hidden stories, London landmarks new and old, and free events throughout the capital.

Using your smartphone in London may incur data charges, so check your data allowance with your phone provider. You can cut costs by downloading any apps before you travel, and by using London's many wi-fi hotspots when you are out and about.

London Official Guide

Powered by visitlondon.com this free app helps you make the most of your time in London while on the move. Features include offline maps, weather, restaurant and bar recommendations, guides, top-10s, and travel information, and all without incurring roaming charges. Available for iPhone.

Addisson Lee Taxi App

All account, cash and credit card customers can now ‘hail’ an Addison Lee minicab on-the-go in under a minute, from London's biggest taxi provider. The free app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerryNokia and Windows smartphones.

Barclays Bikes App

Make getting around London by bike even easier with the Barclays Bikes ("Boris bikes") mobile app, showing you bike availability and routes to your nearest docking station. Available on iPhone and Android from the Barclays Cycle Hire website

Citymapper London App

Citymapper is an award winning app which simplifies public transport in London by providing up-to-the-minute information and multiple route options, allowing visitors to get across the city like a local would. Features including disruptions, offline maps, prices, taxi fares and even calorie burn counts if you are on two feet or two wheels. Available on iPhone and Android.

London Official Events Guide

Powered by visitlondon.com, this app shows you the best events in London right now. Quickly find out what's free near you and browse our must see recommendations. Available for iPhone and Android.

Street Art London App

Want to find your nearest Banksy? With useful maps and guides, this app lets you explore London's famous street art with your iPhone, as well as searching by artist and date. Visit the streetartlondon blog to download.

Museum of London app

This amazing iPhone and Android app from the Museum of London lets you travel back in time. Hold your camera up in the present day and watch as images from the past appear on screen! Learn more on the Museum of London's website

Riverside London App

From Lambeth Bridge to Tower Bridge explore the cultural heart of London with the help of this free app for iPhone and Android users. Includes event and restaurant listings, and info on some of London's best-loved landmarks and attractions. Download from the Riverside London app website

Soho Stories App

Explore the social history of the infamous London district as 60 years of Soho stories are brought to life. Let this racy audio tour guide you through the colourful characters of London's most bohemian neighbourhood. Due to adult content, you must be 17 or over to download this app for iPhone. Visit www.facebook.com/SohoStories for more information.

Visit Stratford London App

Home of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Stratford is one of London's most exciting new destinations. Discover shops, bars, restaurants and events, and send a digital postcard! See more on the Visit Stratford London app website

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