I have been living in London for two months, and when I am at a loss for something to do or literally lost in the middle of the city, there are five apps that have saved me over and over again. For anyone living in a big city for the first time, these apps are a must have.
1) Fever – All you need to know about what is happening today, tomorrow and later. Separated into those three categories, Fever gives you the rundown of everything happening in your city. From gigs to giveaways, bar crawls to nightclubs, markets to magic shows, and food to fitness. If you have a night off and want to do something fun with your mates, this app will definitely find something to suit everyone.
2) Dice – If you are an avid gig goer this app is right up your street. No matter what genre of music you’re into, Dice will deliver you tickets at a reasonable price with no booking fees. If it so happens that the gig you are desperate to go to is sold out, Dice will put you on their waiting list incase anything pops up and you may be lucky enough to snatch up some spare tickets.
3) Citymapper – It is almost impossible to move to a new city, and not find yourself wandering the foreign streets lost once or twice. Citymapper is a life saver when this happens. It will find you the easiest route to your location, give you an estimate of your journey time and how much it will cost. You can even save your home address, and hit the ‘Get me home’ button to get you the quickest route back.
4) Unidays – As the cold weather kicks in, the days become shorter, and the nights become longer wrapping up to fight off the cold is inevitable. However splashing out on a winter wardrobe can cost a fair bit, and as a student every penny really does count. This is where Unidays comes in, offering you a number of discounts online and instore across a range of different stores. It’s super easy to register, just sign up using your university email and ta-dah, lots of discounts at the click of a button that makes it easier to justify spending your weekly budget in Topshop.
5) Uber – Uber is another travel app that comes in handy whenever you’re lost, or just can’t be bothered to take the bus or walk. Within minutes you can order a car through the app and have it pick you up and take you to your desired location. You can even save your card details on your account, so there is no reason to panic if you don’t have any cash on you, your fare will come straight out of your account. For safety you can share your journey with your family and friends by clicking ‘Share ETA’ once the journey begins, sending a text message to them so they can follow your route and know when to expect you.
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