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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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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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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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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MBNA Thames Clippers App

Free

Download Thames Clippers Tickets app and purchase river travel wherever you are; no queuing or printing before you travel. Activate your ticket as you board and show it to the crew. You can also check live departure times.

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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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Currency Converter App

Free

Convert up to 70 currencies with your fingertip. Find out how much things cost while on the move in London. Use the quick currency converter offline and avoid phone charges whilst abroad. Available on Apple and Android.

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Raise Tower Bridge App

Free

Download this free Tower Bridge augmented reality app, and take your smartphone up to the Walkways to see the bridge being raised in a 360-degree panoramic video. This app is also available for Android devices.

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Natural History Museum App

Free

Use the Natural History Museum visitor app to navigate to hidden treasures and popular highlights, such as the famous Dinosaurs gallery, special exhibitions and the Cocoon experience. The app is updated regularly with details of events and exhibitions to help you make the most of your visit.

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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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Great Little Place App

Free

Uncover hidden gems around you with the GLP app, from cool and quirky restaurants to weird and wonderful bars. It's the ultimate little black book, filled with all of London's greatest little places.

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