Navigating in big cities can sometimes be a daunting task, especially in a city like London, where you have to deal with a number of different options and finding the fastest route is not always an easy task. Fortunately, there are a number of apps that ensure that you can make your way through London to discover all of its hidden gems easier than ever.
Below you will find five apps to find your way in London:
The Trainline app makes it easier than ever to plan your train and bus journeys when traveling outside of central London. All you have to do is select your starting location and the station you are traveling to and the dates you will be traveling on and Trainline does all the hard work for you, giving you various options, the fastest route, the cheapest route and the route with the least train changes. Once you have picked your trains, you can then book tickets from the app, so you can keep all your train tickets in one safe location.
Tube Map is a must for anyone planning to use the London Underground when traveling through London, even for the locals. Of course the number one function of the app is to offer users a handy tube map that they can always have with them, but where the app really shines is the real-time route planner and live departures. With live departures you can easily see when the next tube is leaving, which means that you no longer have to run through the station to discover that you have to wait. The route planner is perfect for finding the fastest routes between two stations and saves you the hassle of having to learn how to navigate, which can sometimes feel a confusing mess of intersecting lines.
Countdown of long live bus is an app that lives in the pockets of every Londoner who uses the bus network and for a very good reason, it takes all the unpredictability out of catching a bus. Live Bus Countdown shows all bus stops in your area, you can then view all buses leaving from each station and their estimated arrival time. You can even follow your bus during your journey so that you know your approximate arrival time, perfect if you plan to travel further. There is even a possibility to report your bus driver, which you will hopefully not use often, but still a super handy tool to have on hand.
The National Rail app quickly becomes your best friend if you plan to use trains to get in and out of London. You can show National Rail not only the two stations that you travel with, but also all possible routes to complete your journey, but it also offers live updates including the platform where your train departs and real-time delays and cancellations. The app also included some useful extras that were designed to make your journey even easier, including a live line update for the metro and information about traveling by bike on trains.
Visit london is a must-have app for tourists while you are in London not only helping you make your way through the city, but also helping you find all the locations and events you should see while in the city are. With the help of the nearby tool you can easily see the best places to eat and all the attractions that you may not have known were hiding around the corner. Insider guides give you an insight into the best places to visit and eat according to the locals. Visit London also offers bus, metro and sightseeing maps, so you can easily find your way around and feel like a local in no time.