London is one of the most happening spots on the planet. Everyone either wants to live or at the very least visit the city once in their lifetime. Therefore, it’s probably best to think about what you will need when the dream eventually becomes reality. Whilst planning a trip to the capital city of England the use of mobile apps can be really beneficial in helping you discover what to do and also just assist with getting around the city.


Santander Cycles App

Exploring London on a bike can sometimes be a welcome alternative to the tube or buses. If you download this app it will enable you to be able to see the closest bike availability, nearby routes and docking availability. You can even book a bike via the app, which will then give you a release code enabling you to pick up a bike from the nearest docking station.


Visit London app

Visit London is the app that serves as a free guide to the city. It is completely packed with ideas and inspiration of where to visit on your trip. There are loads of handpicked lists of the top things to see and do and you can either view them as a list or handily on a map, meaning you can see what there is to do around your location. You can also avoid data charges by using the app as an offline map that will show you all the top attractions. You can also book tickets for such events as theatre shows, gigs and comedy nights via the app, meaning you can avoid box office queues.


Airbnb app

If you are looking for somewhere to stay whilst in London but want to avoid paying for extremely costly hotels in the capital then this app could be just what you need. It is a great tool to find great value accommodation. It is an online community marketplace that allows people to rent their homes to others looking for accommodation, hosts list their available spaces and then travellers can book to stay there. Using Airbnb may enable you to find a fantastic quirky accommodation to stay in during your trip.


mFortune Bingo app

If you have some downtime in London then it will be useful to have an app on your phone to keep you amused whilst waiting, whether this be on public transport or maybe whilst in the hotel waiting for a family member or friend to be ready to go out for dinner. The mFortune bingo app is perfect for this and will enable you to have a go at one of the 11 bingo rooms on offer and who knows, maybe you will be lucky enough to win a jackpot or two. Plus bingo is one of the most popular games in the UK, so when in Rome….


Metoffice app

The weather in London is very unpredictable and this app is useful to make sure you are prepared; so as to have the appropriate activities planned whatever the weather may be. It is able to show you hourly forecasts for the next 2 days and even extended forecasts for the upcoming week, as well as push alerts should extreme weather be on the horizon.