Must Have Apps

Five must have apps when moving to London

By Luke Aldred

​So, you’ve made the exciting leap of securing a new role in London and you're looking forward to relocating to the UK. The good news is, in-between shifts, you’ll never run out of things to do. There are so many wonderful little gems across the capital to keep you entertained when you’re not working, but how will you know where to find them? London is one of the best places for food in the world, but where can you order it from? And, when getting around the city – where do you start?

We’ve got you covered with a list of five ‘must have’ apps you’ll need if you’re moving to London to make your time there as smooth as possible:


This will be your one-stop shop for all things transport in London. We all know that following maps can be complicated, so this easy-to-digest map app will get you where you need to go with minimal fuss.


If you’re new to the UK, setting up a bank account can be a challenging process. Monzo helps to make this as simple as possible. There’s no branch; everything, including your cash, is within your smartphone for easy access and a no-fuss service.


If you haven’t heard about this taxi service, you must’ve been living under a rock. Uber is very much part of London culture, and will be your go-to method if you need to get somewhere quickly and cheaply, be it a late-night journey home or if you just don’t feel like facing public transport.


We’ve already mentioned that London has some of the best cuisines in the world, but what if you don’t fancy heading out to a restaurant? With Deliveroo, you can enjoy a huge variety of food – from fast and greasy, to fine dining – all from the comfort of your sofa.


With self-care being a big focus for us all at present, you may want to treat yourself to some ‘you-time’ once you’re settled into London life. This booking site allows you to book hair and beauty services and much more, all with complete ease.

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