30 awesome local apps for your London travel


London, also known as Tech City, is one of the biggest tech hub in the world. Startups are creating a huge amount of apps and it wouldn’t be different in the tourism industry. Every day more and more leisure apps are being created.

If you are planning a London travel, make sure to download at least one of the apps below. They are very useful and will help you a lot during a London trip.

The companies listed below are all based in London, so they know more than anyone else about the Big Ben’s city. Some of the apps are daily usage to Londoners, another great clue to what you have to download in your next London travel. 

How to get to and from airports to city centres around the world. Cover 5 major London airports (Heathrow, Luton, London City, Stansted, Gatwick). Check the options and buy tickets

Cab price comparison

Red Spotted Hanky
Compare and buy train tickets

Real time public transport app

Cycle Hire
Hire a bike in London, ride it and then return to any docking station

Taxi app

Tube Map
London travel Tube map

The Train Line
Train tickets

London Bus
London Bus Timing Countdown tells you when your next bus will arrive at any bus stop in London using the data directly from TFL


YPlan covers the best events every day so you can get out and Live Your City. Get the lowdown on cool dates, hidden culture and where to hang with friends. Discover, book, go – it’s that simple. Flash your YPlan ticket and you’re in

Find cool places to eat, drink and visit in your London travel

Marketplace for tickets to live events

Hype bridges online and offline by organising Local Tours

App where fans can buy face value tickets to the best gigs, club nights and festivals with no booking fees, no print out charges and no additional costs


City Socializer
Local, social life app to do more of the things you like with people going out around you. A place that combines having fun with new people offline, and a place to stay in touch with them online as your new network grows

Pink Trotters
Global Lifestyle Network of Women who meet & share exclusive experiences

Discover where to go next, travel for less and share your experiences with others


Coffee in Touch
Coffee(In)Touch Guides are the ultimate guides to the best coffee shops and cafes in the world’s popular cities, such as London, Paris, New York, Vienna

Order high-quality takeaway online from top UK restaurants, fast delivery straight to your home or office


Get your 10 best hotels, wherever you’re going. Compare hotel deals and get the lowest price every time. Book your perfect hotel with Top10

Stay in someone’s beautiful, characterful home while they’re out of town, walk in their footsteps, and make the city your wonderland

We offer over 300000 holiday apartments, villas, cottages & more worldwide

Deal Checker
Compare cheap Holidays, Car Hire, Flights and Hotels at the best travel comparison website, dealchecker


Firef.ly is a mobile app that distills the best of trip planning, travel guides, journalling, sharing and personalised mementos.

Much Better Adventures
Marketplace for Adventure and Activity Holidays

Marketplace for bespoke city tours

Great Little Place
Great Little Place, or GLP for cools, is a crowd powered collection of nothing but the world’s greatest little places

Giving every traveler an opportunity to re-live the most memorable moments of amazing locations

Experience Luggage Freedom with AirPortr, the new personal luggage transfer service

The Tripbod community is made up of passionate locals and travelers who apply their destination knowledge and travel experience to TripAdvisor projects

Do you know any other travel startups based in London? Share them with us.

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