smartphone app

The best app to help you navigate London



What you need to know:

  • Available on Android
  • Available on iOS
  • Web based application as well
  • Location based app
  • Helps map public transport routes in Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Milan, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Paris, London, Canada, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, New York & more

What we think you should know:

citymapper screengrab

So I was in London last week for work. I had back to back meetings and needed to get all over town in the quickest way possible. So I downloaded City Mapper. It is a funky app that gives you a variety of routes to take to get where you need to get. It gives you different tube routes, bus routes, potential cycling routes, walking routes and even Uber options! The app breaks down each step to get you where you need to go.

smartphone app

I especially loved how, when jumping on the Tube it gave a break down of which rail to take, which direction and how many stops before you would need to get off the train. It does a similar break down for the bus routes.

Basically, City Mapper is the idiot’s guide to getting around a major city.

routes on citymapper

You can get a break down of your route that is relatively easy to follow or, alternatively, you can go through step by step instructions that guide you to your destination. It is the most comprehensive mapping app I’ve used. I especially liked that it indicated when tube lines were delayed or what travel options were “rain safe”…. cause we all know London is a bitch when the heavens open.

example of citymapper

It was, without a doubt, the most used app on my phone during the week. Over and above even Whats App or Snapchat. I was so impressed with it.

citymapper routes

My favourite feature though? When choosing the walking option it tells you how many pints or crisps you can have because you walked! Best!

citymapper route

So rad:

  • So informative
  • Filled to the brim with any information you might need
  • Quirky sense of humour

Makes us sad:

  • While your battery doesn’t suffer as much as you think it will, your data bill might.



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