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    Jan 13, 2015

    22 Apps You Can't Live In London Without

    Mind the app.

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    1. London Coffee Network

    CBS

    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

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    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?

    3. Wriggle

    FOX

    Wriggle offers exclusive deals at local pubs, restaurants, and events near you. Plug in your details and location and receive updates and offers, plus tips on upcoming trendy spots local to you.

    Get it for iOS and Android.

    4. London Drinks

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    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.

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    5. TubeMap

    Universal Studios

    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

    Warner Bros.

    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.

    7. Tube Exits

    To get the most out of your tube journey, use Tube Exits to predict which carriage to take and where to sit or stand so that you can get out of the station as soon as possible.

    Get it for iOS.

    For Android, check out London Tube Assistant.

    8. Uber

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    This convenient start-up app gets you home fast. Request and pay from your phone for the most convenient cab experience in the city. You can even control the music on your ride by syncing up your Spotify account.

    Get it for iOS and Android.

    9. TicketySplit

    TV Land

    Get the best train ticket prices from your phone using TicketySplit. The app can save you over 50% on single walk-on fares.

    Get it for iOS, or access the mobile site from any phone.

    10. UK Bus Checker

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    Never wait in the cold again thanks to UK Bus Checker. The app will give you live bus times at any London stop so you know exactly when to show up at your stop to catch your ride.

    Get it for iOS and Android.

    11. National Rail

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    Plan journeys outside of London and gauge your daily commute with the official National Rail app. Easy to use and always up to date, the app is a must for commuters and frequent travellers.

    Get it for iOS and Android.

    12. London Cycle

    Find the fastest and safest cycling routes in the city using London Cycle. The app is also useful for locating Barclays Bike stations so you can have a nice ride without getting stranded with a bike.

    Get it for iOS.

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    13. Hype

    FOX

    Hype is an events app optimised for your local area. The clever program will keep you up to date on real-time happenings and ticket deals, as well as the coolest shops, bars, and cafes to check out near you.

    Get it for iOS.

    14. Dice

    For the best gig prices, Dice is a must. Covering all the best music events, big and small, Dice offers low prices with no fees and an easy booking process to boot.

    Get it for iOS and Android.

    15. Dojo

    NBC

    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.

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    16. Frugl

    Bravo

    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.

    17. Hidden London

    Disney

    For a stunning day in London without the crowds, check out Hidden London. The simple app lists underrated and under-advertised attractions, eateries, and sites across the city.

    Get it for iOS and Android.

    18. Ma Ville

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    If you're keen for a cultural adventure, Ma Ville can point you in the right direction. With a sleek interface and wide range of arts and culture events, Ma Ville is a must for art lovers.

    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.

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    20. Bizzby

    Universal Studios

    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

    Pixar

    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.

    22. ATM Hunter

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    Get your money and get it now with this simple ATM locator app. Just open it up and immediately discover the closest cashpoint to your location.

    Get it for iOS and Android.

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