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22 Apps You Can't Live In London Without

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1. London Coffee Network

Skip the Starbucks and support local coffee shops with London Coffee Network. The app functions as a locator and a rewards program – use it to find an artisan coffee shop nearby, then use your app account to collect free coffee points.

Get it for iOS and Android.

2. Smith Finder

For a cosy and affordable drink in Central London, look no further than Samuel Smith. All Samuel Smith pubs are independently run and exclusively serve ales, lagers, and ciders brewed in Yorkshire by the Samuel Smith Brewery. Use this app to locate one near you whenever you're out and about.

Get it for iOS.

For Android, check out Where's Sam Smith?

4. London Drinks

Never be at a loss for where to meet up with friends again. For £8.99 you can have the full London Drinks almanac, so that no matter where in the city you are or what you fancy to drink, you can find the right spot to settle in for a pint, glass, or cuppa.

Get it for iOS.

5. TubeMap

Simple, sleek, and super helpful, Tube Map provides up-to-date train times and line updates as well as an offline map and journey planner. The route planner is particularly useful, allowing you to optimise for a shorter journey or fewer changes.

Get it for iOS and Android.

6. CityMapper

Plan journeys via car, bike, foot, and all London public transport methods with ease using CityMapper. The app will give you the shortest and easiest journey options, as well as giving you a cost estimation.

Get it for iOS and Android.

15. Dojo

Dojo caters London life to your tastes so you can spend less time trawling through events websites. Plug in some simple preferences on the site and start getting events recommendations tailored to your likes, location, and budget!

Get it for iOS.

16. Frugl

Planning to do London on the cheap can get a bit overwhelming, so use Frugl as your go-to guide for how to enjoy the city on a budget. Frugl will clue you in to free and discounted attractions across the city so you can get the most bang for your buck while touring, or have some good fun and still be able to pay London rent.

Get it for iOS.

19. TimeOut London

For the most exhaustive guide to London events, nothing beats TimeOut. Whether you're wondering where to eat or what what to see, TimeOut has you covered in most areas and zones of London. Search by date, location, or type to find out what's on offer in London.

Get it for iOS and Android.

20. Bizzby

Get household and personal services quickly and conveniently with Bizzby. Search for vetted professionals in industries from plumbing to massage therapy located no more than 30 minutes from you and available within one hour.

Get it for iOS and Android.

21. DarkSky

Always know when to wear your wellies thanks to DarkSky. This slickly designed app can give you up-to-the-minute information on whether to expect rain in your location so you can plan your outfits, travel, and brolly-packing.

Get it for iOS.

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