The 10 Must-Have London Travel Apps in 2024

For many, London is a magnificent city but it can be quite overwhelming sometimes.

Noisy streets, a (very) busy subway, shops filled with people, locals and tourists enjoying their day or going to work.

But after all we’re talking about a Metropolis, right?

According to the City of London, over 21 Million people visited London in 2019 just before the pandemic. To put this in perspective, that’s like the whole population of Sweden, twice!

And since you’re reading this blog post, you’re most likely already paying London a visit or are planning on doing that.

So to make your life easier, we’ve gathered some of the best London travel apps to help you make your way through one of the world’s busiest cities!

Let’s have a look at them one-by-one.

App #1: Stasher

Not to be biased, but we had to include our very own Stasher on the list.

Just imagine landing in London and having to wait several hours until you can check-in at your hotel or Airbnb.

Carrying your luggage around isn’t a piece of cake and you’re not always allowed to leave it at the place you’re staying at, so luggage storage becomes a problem.

This is where we step in!

At Stasher, we aim to make the life of every traveler easier, by offering thousands of locations worldwide where they can store their luggage in.

Wherever you are, you’re bound to find a local shop or hotel we partner with, in order to keep your bags there for a few hours or days.

You’re then free to roam luggage-free and enjoy the city!

You can find our locations (we call them Stashpoints) in places like:

And basically all over London!

Stasher is super easy to use and you can store your bags in only a few minutes, but don’t take our word for it, give it a go yourself in the demo below 👇

Simple, right?

Although Stasher can be used for over 900 cities worldwide, it’s undoubtedly one of the top London travel apps you’ll need.

Target Audience: All kinds of travelers

Trustpilot Rating: 4.8/5

Download: Android or iOS

Enough talking about ourselves though, let’s have a look at some other amazing apps too.

App #2: VisitLondon

If you want to really experience the city like a local, then VisitLondon is the go-to app for that.

It serves as your personal guide, giving you the chance to discover everything you can do and see such as:

  • The top attractions
  • Theaters and musicals (including booking tickets through the platform)
  • Day trips
  • Tours
  • Hotels
  • Food and shopping

Just name it!

Supported by the Mayor of London, VisitLondon can be a life-saver when trying to find your way around the city and experience it to the fullest.

Target Audience: All kinds of travelers and visitors

Trustpilot Rating: N/A

Download: Android or iOS

Let’s continue.

App #3: Citymapper

One of the best travel apps when visiting London is Citymapper.

With London being one of the world’s largest and busiest capitals, getting from point A to point B isn’t always easy.

This is why apps like Citymapper are here to save the day, by helping you navigate and use public transportation in major cities around the world, like London.

You simply choose the beginning and end of your transportation journey, and it will provide you with the best options to get there (via bus, cab or on foot).

Useful, right?

Target Audience: Tourists or locals

Trustpilot Rating: 2.6/5

Download: Android or iOS

App #4: Oyster Card App

Staying on the topic of transportation, Oyster’s Card app is a must-have.

It basically allows you to manage your Oyster card through the app by topping it up, getting notifications when your credit is low, checking your journey history and more.

If you’re using public transportation in London, then such an app is highly recommended!

Target Audience: Locals and any kind of travelers

Trustpilot Rating: N/A

Download: Android or iOS

Let’s move on, shall we?

App #5: Santander Cycles 

If you enjoy exploring the city on two wheels, then Santander Cycles is for you.

Formerly known as “Boris Bikes” (after former London Mayor Boris Johnson), the app allows you to find and rent bikes in spots all around London.

In a nutshell, you can see the availability of bikes in real-time (including e-bikes) and use them for as much as you want, for a certain fee.

Plus, you get to plan your route through the journey planner feature!

Target Audience: Local and visitors

Trustpilot Rating: N/A

Download: Android or iOS

App #6: OpenTable

Although not restricted to London, OpenTable (owned by Booking Holdings) is the go-to app when looking for bars or restaurants in the city.

It allows you to select between a plethora of restaurants across a variety of cuisines, see all information about them (menu, working hours, photos, prices etc.) and above all book a table based on availability!

What’s more you can check out reviews that other customers have left, in order to make sure you really want to dine at a place.

Target Audience: Locals and visitors

Trustpilot Rating: 1.2/5

Download: Android or iOS

Moving onto our next Lonon travel app.

App #7: Best Coffee

If you’re a coffee lover then this app is for you!

If not, you can just scroll to the next travel app on our list ☕

Best Coffee is an app providing users with a variety of coffee shops which they can discover, along useful information such as:

  • Expert reviews
  • Each palace’s features 
  • Menus
  • Photos

And anything else one must know to get a good cup of coffee!

Needless to say that every shop has been curated by coffee experts and experienced baristas.

Target Audience: Locals and travelers who love coffee

Trustpilot Rating: 3.2/10

Download: Android or iOS

App #8: Uber

Uber doesn’t need much of an introduction.

It’s useful for almost any city around the world, but for a Metropolis like London it’s often a must!

The ride-hailing app allows users to get anywhere they want to by requesting a ride from Uber’s large driver fleet.

You simply select where you are and where you want to go and your ride will come right to you!

Note: You can also try Uber Eats for seamless food delivery!

Target Audience: Locals and visitors 

Trustpilot Rating: 3/5

Download: Android or iOS

App #9: Stagedoor

“London’s theatre at your fingertips”.

This is Stagedoor’s slogan and we believe it perfectly describes the service!

In essence it allows you to not only discover a wide range of shows, theaters and musicals, but also book your tickets through the platform.

Through the filters you can find exactly what you’re looking for, enjoy exclusive offers and read reviews about each show!

If you’re in London and are looking to enjoy a night of culture, then make sure to give Stagedoor a look!

Target Audience: Locals and travelers

Trustpilot Rating: 3.5/5

Download: Android or iOS

Let’s continue.

App #10: VoiceMap

Ever wanted to give yourself a self-guided tour? With VoiceMap you can!

The app allows you to experience location-aware audio tours, playing audio automatically at the right time and place.

Just imagine walking through a museum or sight, immersing yourself in the experience and enjoying a full tour at your own pace!

Sounds interesting, right?

Target Audience: Travelers

Trustpilot Rating: 4.8/5

Download: Android or iOS

Let’s wrap things up with some final words.

Now Over to You

With London being one of the world’s largest and busiest cities, it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed while visiting.

Not only regarding what you should do there, but also how you’ll make your trip as easy and enjoyable as possible.

One of those ways is by storing your luggage so you don’t have to carry it around the city while exploring.

Make sure to head over to Stasher to explore the hundreds of locations we offer around London, to make your visit there hassle-free!