The best travel apps for tourists in London

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Finding your way around a city like London can be difficult, especially if you’ve never been before. Luckily, we live in an age where we have unlimited information in our pockets.

There are hundreds of useful apps for tourists that will help you traverse the busy city streets and find your way to the Montcalm hotels London. Even if you’re not the most tech-savvy person, here are some apps that are easy to use and will help you experience the best of London.

Google Maps

Finding your way around is one of the hardest parts about visiting London for the first time but thanks to the miracle of GPS technology, you never have to worry about going down the wrong street or getting lost down a side alley. Google Maps is one of the best navigation apps on the market and features a navigation feature that makes it easy for anyone to find their way around. Simply type in the destination and it will create a route for you.

Underground Map

On your travels around London, you will more than likely use the Underground at some point. It is by far the quickest and easiest way to get around the city but the subterranean train system can be quite confusing if you’ve never used it before. When you get used to the colour coding format, it’s not as difficult as it may seem. Before you head to the Montcalm hotels London, install a London Underground Map on your smartphone so you never get lost.


The food scene in London is one of the best in the world which means that you’ll never struggle to find delicious food. However, it can also make it quite difficult to get a table. The OpenTable app allows you to make a reservation quickly and easily at hundreds of London restaurants and eateries.

Natural History Museum App

No trip to London would be complete without visiting the famous Natural History Museum, especially if you’re travelling with the kids. The historic institute is home to all kinds of incredible artefacts and the app will help you discover all of them. You will get access to a digital map and a virtual tour guide that teaches you all about the different exhibits.

Street Museum App

This fun, interactive app from the Museum of London is a great way to see more of London and experience the rich history of the city. It works through the camera on your smartphone and will show you images from history as you point your camera at the city’s famous locations.

Santander Cycles App

Referred to by London locals as Boris Bikes, the Santander Cycles are available to the public and can be hired out by tourists. If you’re hoping to make the most of your time in the city and see as much as possible, a bicycle can help you get around much quicker. The app will show you all of the nearest cycle points and will let you know how many are currently available. You can also pay through the app.