London is well known for being a city full of surprises. It’s also well known for being one that can be quite expensive. With huge areas to cover, a large underground network and the infamous “London prices”, how do you manage on a day to day basis? In this modernised and high tech city, one of the easiest ways to get your head around London during a stay at the Piccadilly London Hotel is through your phone or smart device. With the many apps available for events, travel and savings on meals, you’ll never be short-changed or late during your trip. Whether you’re here for a day or a year, getting to grips with London’s most helpful apps can give you the life hacks you need for a smooth-running trip.
CityMapper is the go-to app for travelling around a city. Whilst London is not the only city it works within, CityMapper is especially useful in the UK capital. With 1500 square kilometres to cover, alongside a multitude of public transport systems, CityMapper will provide you with easiest, cheapest and quickest transport routes from your location and incorporates all manners of travel.
Tube map app
The Tube Map App is another quickfire route-finder for your phone. Whether you’re crammed in the rush hour tube line faced with grinding delays or you’re late for your booking at a restaurant near Piccadilly, the tube map provides a clear and easy to use tube map so that you can reconfigure your underground journey. This is certainly useful, what with the 11 tube liens that serve 170 stations.
London Architecture Guide
For guests capitalising on London hotel deal special offers, you might be surprised to find that the very hotels you’re staying in may very well be the feats of historic architects. With over 1100 buildings featured, this app provides commentary from leading architecture critics on the most iconic buildings in the city. With just under two thousand years of history, it’s unsurprising that there’s so much to explore, even from merely stepping out of your hotel room!
For the best deals on London dining and drinking, Dusk offers promotions and special offers for many restaurants and bars across the city. Whether it’s a buy one get one free deal on themed afternoon tea in London or a free cocktail at a recently opened pop up bar, Dusk is one of the best apps for enjoying the city on a budget.
London is full to the rafters with entertainment and late-night events. Dice is an app that analyses what you’re into and gives you a range of unique music and entertainment events that are tailored to your interests. With cheap prices and in-app ticket buying, you can even place yourself on a waiting list for a sold-out event through Dice, meaning that you’ll always know if a ticket becomes available. Furthermore, Dice also gives you the lowdown on those gigs and events that are free to attend, meaning that you never miss out on the best in up and coming entertainment.