Not too long ago, using your phone to help you navigate a city was unfathomable. Nowadays, smartphones are all the rage, with international travellers using these devices to help augment and assist them during their experience in a new city. Whether it’s for getting directions to unique attractions, finding a cheap hotel, comparing different rates for money exchange, smartphones have given us that much-needed comfort we seek to have during our explorations abroad. They’ve also enabled us to be more easily in touch with friends and relatives via instant messaging, In this post, we’ll be sharing with you some of the most helpful apps for visitors travelling to London.
Travelling in and around London has never been easier
From the Last-minute hotel booking app, to the City Mapper App, getting an accommodation in the central vicinity of the city has never been easier, even if you don’t manage to book your stay in advance. And with apps like CityMapper, Uber, and Google Maps you can get to wherever you need to. There’s never been an easier time not to get lost in a new city if you have wireless internet on your phone ready. Often, new visitors to a town rationalise the idea of skimping out on 3G/4G access on their mobile due to costs and because there are many Wi-Fi spots in the cities like London.
Get a mobile data plan setup before you leave
However, some of us who have gone down that route, however, have experienced the frustration that comes with having to always find a Wi-Fi spot. Not being able to remain in access to the internet on the go, thus disabling you from using a GPS to help you get to where you need to get to. So our advice would be to make sure you have internet ready on your phone – it will save you from a lot of hassle, and the cost will be worth it. Check with your mobile plan to see if you can get a mobile package before you leave for your visit to London.
At the same time, recognise that there’s a balance that’s needed when you’re on your holiday. After all, you don’t want to be too connected and risk not fully experiencing your new environment.