10 apps students should use in London



Being in a big city with so many things to do is not always easy for an international student, but these ten apps can help you find your way and save money if you are a new arrival and finding your feet.


Tube Map London Underground has all the underground information you are looking for, whether you are a regular commuter or a tourist in town, and it includes live updates, real-time routing, journey planning and departure boards.

The National Rail Enquiries application is similar to the Tube app but is specific to the UK’s National Rail network. It includes a journey planner, live status updates and you can personalise your information to receive alerts and notifications directly to your phone.

Santander Cycles allows you to receive a bike release code directly to your phone, accessing it much quicker and not needing to use the terminal. You can also save your favourite stations, receive live information about space availability and track your charges.

Uber is a taxi app that makes hiring an on-demand driver extremely easy. Satelite navigation allows you to see where your driver is in real time, and you can receive a £15 voucher by signing up using SI-UK’s special code!

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Wriggle is a start-up app offering a daily selection of food and drinks discounts in London, Bristol and Brighton. It is easy to use and allows people to discover lesser known restaurants and bars in the area.

Dice FM allows you to book tickets for a concert, festival or club in an easy and safe way with no bookings fees. Most importantly it is cheaper than other ticket agencies!

Time Out London allows you to make the best of your time in London and discover the best things to do in the city. The app includes a trip planner and travel guide, and can be used anywhere in the world for any location!


Deliveroo is one of the many food delivery services in London. Easy, cheap and convenient, you can find the best deals in town and receive your order in just 30 minutes.

Michelin. Book a table by Michelin helps you book a table in any type of restaurant from cheap to starred. It also offers great deals all over the city.

London’s Best Coffee is the perfect app for coffee lovers. It lists over 200 of the best independent cafes in London including reviews, maps and pictures. It even informs you about the type of beans and the machines used!

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