Oh London, beautiful in summer, but glum in winter, we have rounded up a number list of eleven apps make your London life easier (and cheaper).
CityMapper combines the best of all urban transport methods and gives real-time traffic information. Best of all if a tube line is down it’ll re-route your journey to get you places even quicker. View the CityMapper website and app here.
2. Google Maps
The ultimate navigation app pulling together all types of transport and best of all satellite imagery and panoramic street view. This is great if simple maps just don’t cut it and you need a visual representation of where you are.
If you’re low on data too you can download offline maps to keep you on track to find brunch…
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Wuntu only works if you are on the Three mobile network (great for unlimited data packages) and reloads weekly with offers like free coffee, free chocolate and discounts at different retailers.
You had us at free coffee.
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4. O2 Priority
Much like Wuntu, the O2 Priority gives you deals on lunch, coffee and the odd freebie. We like using it for concert tickets as it gives us pre-sale access ahead of the general public.
Life hack: Order a free O2 sim-card, put it in an unlocked phone and enjoy the benefits of O2 Priority without topping up a single penny…
5. Voucher Codes
Why spend more when you can spend less?
The Voucher Codes app and newsletter has been a godsend so far in this month of January that we like to describe as ‘too much month, not enough money’. Voucher Codes comes in handy for saving a little more on shopping, restaurants and even travel plans.
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6. Today Tix
£15 theatre tickets and no booking fee? Today Tix is revolutionising theatre land in London and making it accessible to all. We recommend setting up alerts so you can grab a last-minute bargain to the very best musicals and shows in time. Sadly Harry Potter and The Cursed Child isn’t on the list.
Song Kick syncs with your music library and Spotify to then alert of when your favourite singers and bands are in town and where they’ll be performing. You can also create alerts for other places across the globe – why not combine your travel plans with seeing your favourite band? Hello Coachella 2019!
Ah Groupon, the original saving money tool. Need a massage? Groupon. Need a facial? Groupon. Sure the salons may be in obscure locations, but where else can you get a massage for £15 in London. The ending to a hard week can be happy after all.
Much like Groupon, Wowcher has a similar offering with discounts on restaurants, spas and goods. We would recommend comparing deals to see where you’ll get the best offer.
Need a last minute nail appointment or haircut? Head to Treatwell. You can book everything from the palm of your hand and discover new salons throughout the city. Best of all, the review system means you can check if it’s right for you.
The Bookatable app is our best friend when looking for a new brunch or dinner spot. With a filtering system by budget and offers that include unlimited prosecco, you will be finding any excuse to book a table soon.