3 great apps for first time London visitors

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Your first time in a big city is always going to need some planning, especially when there are as many things to do as there are in the UK’s capital, London. Whether you’re coming to the big city for a vacation, to visit friends or relatives or even on a business trip, there are many apps on the market that can help you to get the most from your visit.

When it comes to exploring the city, finding things to do, or eating at the finest restaurants around, like the bar and restaurant at the Chilworth Paddington, there really is an app for everything.

Here are just a few of our favourite apps that are sure to help you find your way around.

Tube Map

Want to enjoy London like a Londoner? Then the Tube is the only way you should be getting around. Your very first visit to the nearest Tube station to the Chilworth Paddington might be a daunting one, and it can be difficult to tell which way you should be going. You’ll have ample time to figure it out though, as Tube trains arrive at stations every few minutes.

With the Tube Map app, you can navigate around the city by underground rail, and create a journey planner with ease. The Tube Map app comes directly from TFL (Transport for London) and helps you save time and money by showing you the quickest and cheapest route to your destination.

While many underground lines don’t have Wifi, the Tube Map app will work with or without an internet connection and offers you the chance to receive real-time news on delays and service changes on the rare occasion that they should happen. They also have an excellent support area so you can get in touch if you have any questions.


If you’re coming to London, there is one thing you absolutely must do: see a West End show! The Broadway of Europe, London’s West End is packed to the rafters with theatres and shows and is just a 25 minute Tube ride from our hotels near Paddington Station in London. From Hamilton to Dream Girls to the Phantom of the Opera, a production on London’s West End is not to be missed. However, tickets can be pricey and sell out months in advance.

TodayTix is an app which helps you grab last-minute theatre tickets and because as these are the last tickets available, you could even save hundreds of pounds on them! If you’re a fan of musicals or plays, TodayTix is the perfect thing to help you get a true West End experience.


If you’re looking for an overall view of everything happening in London, download YPlan a few weeks before you arrive. Whether you’re into live comedy, theatre, sightseeing, movies or clubbing, you’ll find the perfect activities for your next trip with YPlan.

Great for families, groups, couples or those travelling alone, you can not only see what’s on but book and pay for your tickets, as well as receiving some exclusive offers. To view the best of London, YPlan is the app for you.