Best London Apps

Use our list of the best London 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 City Guide App

Free

This free app - also on iPhone - helps you make the most of your time in London while on the move. Features include offline maps, weather, restaurant and bar recommendations, guides, and travel information, all without roaming charges.

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Santander Cycles App

Free

Explore London with Santander Cycles' free app - also on Android - showing you bike availability and routes to the nearest docking station. Receive a bike release code to your phone and hire a cycle without using the docking station terminal.

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London Official Events Guide: What’s On?

Free

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

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Citymapper London App

Free

The Citymapper app simplifies public transport in London by providing up-to-the-minute information and multiple route options. Features include disruptions, offline maps, prices, taxi fares and even calorie burn counts!

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Addison Lee Car Booking App

Free

Book London's largest minicab provider, on the go. This free app is available for a variety of phones. Book and pay by credit card, no gratuities or cash required. Fixed rate car service anywhere in London.

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Museum of London Streetmuseum App

Free

This iPhone and Android app lets you travel back in time. Hold your camera up in present day London and watch as images from London's past appear on your smartphone screen!

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Riverside London App

Free

From Lambeth Bridge to Tower Bridge, explore the cultural heart of London with the help of this free app for iPhone and Android. Includes event and restaurant listings and info on the best landmarks and attractions.

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Regent Street App

Free

The Regent Street app helps to personalise your shopping experience by getting to know your interests. Get secret invitations from stores such as Liberty and the Apple Store, as well as information on events and promotions.

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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.

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Post Office Currency Converter App

Free

Use this app to check live currency rates and convert up to 70 currencies on Apple Watch and iPhone. Use your smartphone to out how much that cup of coffee costs in your own currency when you're out and about in London.

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Visit Stratford London App

Free

Stratford has become one of London's most exciting new destinations since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Use this app to discover shops, bars, restaurants and events, and send a digital postcard!

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More Ideas

  • Free London Travel Maps

    Plan your trip to London in advance and use these free maps and guides to help you. Tube maps, bus maps, river maps and more.

  • Museum Mile

    A walk along Museum Mile provides a fascinating insight into London, past and present. Download your free guide and map

  • London Planner

    London & Partners' official visitor guide to London. Plan your stay in London with this monthly guide

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