10 Essential Apps You Can’t Live In London Without

Nov 2nd 2015 | lifestyle | london | Written by Will Jamieson

Life in London can be chaotic at the best of times, so we’ve put together a list of the best smartphone apps to make life in the capital that little bit easier. Go forth and download.

Uber

Uber has caused quite the stir in recent months, shaking up the taxi industry. Fast and reliable, request and pay from your phone for the most convenient cab experience in the city. You’ll be home in no time.

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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 right from your pocket.

Tube Exits

So you are in a hurry on your morning commute, you need to be efficient, avoid the crowds, you need to get from A to B in optimum time: Tube Exits can help you. No longer do you have to predict where to get on the tube to arrive closest to the exit at the next station. Tube Exits has it covered, telling you which carriage to take and where to sit or stand so that you can get out of the station as soon as possible.

Happn

Finding romance is never easy. Our latest solution in our pursuit of love is dating apps, and there are a hell of a lot out there. While swiping left and right is the most popular, Happn offers something a little different to Tinder, matching people who you’ve “crossed paths” with in the real world. There will be no more thinking what could have been with that person you locked eye contact with on tube anymore. Log on to Happn and make it happen.

Laundrapp

Laundrapp – the on-demand laundry app (It’s like Uber, for your washing pile) Laundrapp gives you a quote for your laundry, whisks it away and brings it back clean and folded as little as two days later. Door to door service within time slots selected by you, from your phone app. They also do dry cleaning and ironing. 

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.

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.

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.

Deliveroo

Deliveroo bring the world's local restaurants into everyone's home or office – fast, letting you order amazing food from the UK's best loved local restaurants who otherwise may not offer delivery. You’ll be ordering take-out every day.

Time Out

The most exhaustive and comprehensive guide to London events, nothing beats TimeOut. It’s the go-to app whether you’re wondering where to eat or what to see and do. London is your oyster and it’s all at your fingertips

It’s really lovely to have assurance from the company arranging the night that we will be looked after, even after we have paid the money - Charlotte