4 Mobile Apps Guaranteed to Improve Your London Life

According to Satista.com, mobile app downloads have now topped 179 billion worldwide. By 2017, that number is expected to rise to over 270 billion.

Needless to say, there are already some excellent apps that make London-living more entertaining, enjoyable and stress-free.

Here are four of the most essential...  

City Mapper (iOS) (Android)

Quite possibly the most useful London app on the market, the premise of City Mapper is simple:  enter destination A, enter destination B, and the app will work out the fastest way to get there by tapping into a vast database of London transport means.

Travel by tube, bus, taxi, water boat, DLR, train, on foot or by, errrr catapult! It’s up to you.

The ‘Rain Safe’ functionality works out a journey that will keep you out of the rain and ensure you don’t have to lug around that cumbersome golf umbrella.

Time Out London (iOS) (Android)

Time Out has grown into the definitive ‘what’s on’ guide for London. Delve into a huge catalogue of listing every day of the year: from pop-up restaurants to fringe comedy nights to museums opening and are exhibitions showings, everything is here.

In this day and age, eveyone loves a list (that’s why you’re reading this) well Timeout have mastered the fine art. Find a top-10 of anything and everything you could possibly want a top 10 list for. Great for people who like to prep long in advance, and for people looking to impress at the last minute.

MatchPint (iOS) (Android)

Finding a pub in central London with TV sets can be surprisingly difficult. Finding one with a full digital sports package can prove very frustrating

MatchPint works like this: Enter your location and the app lists all of the establishments in the area showing the football, rugby, cricket or (as of September) the NFL.

The ‘Free Guinness for Your Mate’ functionality available in selected pubs does exactly what it says on the tin. Unless, of course, you want to pay for one Guinness and drink ‘your mates’. That’s also fine.

Frugl (iOS) (Android)


As the name suggests, Frugl is a guide on how to do London on a budget. Everything on this app is available for £10 and under… or it’s completely FREE.

Basically, this is how clever people (and those from Yorkshire) can afford to partake in cool activities like live music, movies, food, drinks, cabaret, comedy, beauty, health and other random happenings.

Sean Bean, Zak Dingle, Darren Gough and Jessica Ennis have all championed the app*

*Outlandish speculation based purely on county of birth (the author is a Yorkshireman too).

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