Here are the top 10 London Apps you need when moving to London. London life is a constant buzz of activity and madness as its 8.6 million inhabitants go about their daily lives. With so much going on, it can be easy to get caught up in the chaos and find yourself lost and confused, especially if you’re new to the city! Luckily, technology has come to rescue once again, with a number of apps designed to help us discover and manoeuvre the capital, making the best of all the brilliance it has to offer.
Here are the 10 London apps that every new Londoner should have on tap:
Think Tinder, but for roommates. Whoomies matches you with roommates who fit you best. Simply download the app and enter who you are, where you want to live and who you would love to move in with. Whoomies will then recommend the best profiles for you to meet, allowing you to start conversations if it’s a match. Once you’ve found someone, you can then start looking for the best place to live on the app’s listed properties.
It doesn’t get easier than that.
Citymapper is an absolute God-send when it comes to making sense of the capital’s confusing transport system. it allows you to plan your journey, showing you the fastest way to travel from A to B using the various modes of transport available. Using live travel updates, it will show you exactly how long your journey will take, suggesting alternative routes when faced with train cancellations etc.
DOJO allows you to discover new cultural events around the city every day, introducing you to events, places and people you might never heard of otherwise. It is a fun way to try something new and explore a different side of your city instantly. Find out what’s happening today, tomorrow, or weeks later, including new openings, exhibitions, art and culture curated by the DOJO experts.
Mapstr lets you keep track of all your favorite places around the world, tag them, and find them on your own map. You can choose exactly which tags you want to add, so that you can make sense of all your places.
The app then allows you to share your map with friends, so that they can see where you’ve been, finding inspiration and personal recommendations. It’s the perfect visual map of your time in the city.
Treatwell is the ingenious booking platform for all things beauty in London. The largest hair and beauty bookings website in Europe, it is a 24/7 platform that connects customers and salon managers, letting you book at times and prices that suit you. No more waiting for a salon to open to book or spending ages finding out what they offer, and for how much. All of this information is available in one spot, alongside handy customer reviews and ratings.
CityMunch gives you exclusive access to free, on-demand discount vouchers and top offers at restaurants and food near you, in real time. All you have to do is find a spot on the app near you offering special prices and reserve a voucher. Arrive at the restaurant, show your voucher to staff on arrival and pay less when the bill comes. Easy as.
Monzo allows you to bank on your smart phone. Extremely easy to use, it has a number of useful functions that include sending you instant notifications whenever you make a payment; providing a budget breakdown that categorizes your transactions to help you keep track of your spending; allowing fee-free travel abroad, as well as speedy transfers to your contacts.
Similar to Monzo, Revolut is an online banking app that allows you to manage your money easily. With many of the same perks, you can send money globally for free, split bills easily, and immediately freeze your card if it gets lost.
These two apps allow you to order food from restaurants in your area and get it delivered to your home. Simple and easy to use, simply choose our food, pay online, sit back and wait for your delivery.