Starting university and moving to London can be a big step. There are so many things to do, places to see, and prices to compare!
We’ve compiled our top pics of apps that are useful for students around the city.
The categories we’ve put together are discount apps, travel apps and sightseeing apps.
Unidays is one of the best discounts apps for students. Register with your university email address, and simply type in the name of the company you are looking for and the app will let you know of any available offers. Discounts can range from anything such as 15% off ASOS to 30% off Zizzi.
Student Beans also offers a wide range of discounts specifically targeted at students for a variety of products and companies. Get 10% off Gymshark and 20% off Ted Baker by registering with your student email address.
Totum is the latest update of NUS extra, offering over 350 student discounts and official age ID in the form of their discount card. Register with your student email address. Online registration is free, with a physical card and ID costing £24.99 for three years.
Save The Student
Save The Student provides useful information across the board for student life, including discounts, budgeting advice, accommodation and help with job hunting.
(Not available for iPhone)
CityMapper offers an extensive travel map of London, showing the best public transport, walking, cycling and car routes to your destination. It also offers live updates on London transport so you know when to take an alternative route.
TfL Go App
Transport for London’s travel app is built around the Tube map, but offers journey plans and live updates for all public transport, walking, cycling and car routes around the city. The step-free mode also allows users to plan for an accessible journey.
London Tube Live App
The Tube Live App is specifically designed for users to easily navigate their tube journey and receive live updates from all the lines.
Santander Cycles App
The Santander Cycles App allows you to easily access their bike locations and have release codes sent straight to your phone. Plan your route on the app, and join the Santander Cycle London Riders to enter a weekly prize draw.
AccessAble have reviewed 10,000s of restaurants, cinemas, theatres, public transport services, hotels, hospitals, universities and more to help you see where in London has the best accessibility.
National Trust App
Find out about some of the most exciting historic houses and gardens, archaeological sites and monuments around the city as well as the rest of the UK and Northern Ireland. The app allows you to save your favourite place, and use the ‘What’s On’ feature to plan a trip.
Hidden London App
Built after four years of research by historian and archaeologist Marcus Milligan, Hidden London is designed to tell you about all the best sights that don’t always appear on your typical tourist map. The app extends its locations to the Greater London Area (mostly within the M25).
The Pub Finder App
The Pub Finder does what it says in the title – the app provides an extensive list of over 26,000 pubs in London and around the rest of the UK. Try a pint somewhere new every time!
British Street Food App
The British St. Food app, designed by British Street Food Awards founder Richard Johnson is catered to show you the best and most hidden street food around the UK, including London. Daily specials, photos and reviews are also all available on the app.