The Best Apps for a Great Study Experience in London

When you’re studying in London you’ll find that there’s an App for everything. In this post I’ve selected a few of my favourites.

CityMapper London

Let me tell you a little secret: even the locals who have lived in London for their whole life get lost. When I’m visiting the city this App is my best friend: download it for maps, directions, instructions, journey lengths, etc. You can even ‘share your journey’ so that your friends can track you via GPS and know exactly how far away you are.


London doesn’t have to be expensive. There are all sorts of ways to enjoy shopping, eating out and nightlife without spending more than you need to. Vouchercloud is brilliant for all sorts of discounts. Choose a voucher and show your phone to the salesperson when you pay.

Free Wi-Fi Finder

Staying in touch with friends and family when you’re away from home depends on good Wi-Fi access, and in London you can enjoy this for free if you know where to go. This App is all you need to find lots of available hotspots.

British Slang

Most of us are here because we want to learn the language and the culture. There’s no better way to do this than to become fluent in British slang. All you need to do is to get British Slang on your phone and you’ll have instant translations of all those words and phrases that you can’t find in your Oxford English Dictionary.

Google Translate

I certainly needed this at the start of my course here: Google Translate is an App that helped me on many occasions. If you only have space for one extra app on your phone when you come to London then this is the one you can’t live without.

Download and Enjoy!

I have always found that when you want to stay in touch with home, find free events or parties in London, find out when the next bus is coming or where to go for the best pizza, there’s an App for it.

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