Going to London for the Olympics? Check out these iOS apps to get you around the city

So the Summer Olympics are on their way and this time we head towards London. With all the excitement underway we have some useful apps for your iOS device that can help you guide through the city in case you have planned a trip for the huge event.

Check them out:

London Pass

The London Pass – Travel Guide app includes the essential information about the city, its top sights, attractions and more. The app will help you learn more about London and the places you want to visit during your trip. It will also provide information about the city while you are on the ground sightseeing so you can make the most of your days out.


  • Discover London – information about the top areas of the city
  • Attractions – details on places to visit with a London Pass
  • Ideas for days out – find something to suit your tastes
  • Useful Information about the local climate, currency, public holidays and more
  • Maps – both offline and online interactive maps are available
  • Information about the London Pass and how it can be used to save you money
London Pocket Guide


PocketGuide app has a collection of audio tours of the best locations and insider hangouts in the world’s major cities and tourist destinations including London. The app also informs you when an interesting site is nearby. All of the tours are developed by the best local tour guides who know their cities inside and out; they can recommend all the must see sights. The best part is that you don’t need an internet connection for the app to work. The app includes an augmented reality feature which helps you to easily locate nearby sights


London Travel Guide by Triposo


The app gives you all the details of London including points of interest, places to eat, suggestions and so on.


  • Complete background information
  • A detailed sights section
  • Eating out section with the best restaurants
  • Bars, pubs & nightlife section
  • Mini guides for day trip destinations
  • An offline map
London Tube


Of course if you are out in London, you definitely need your way around the famous London Tube. This app provides a High-definition map of the London Underground System, so you can easily navigate your way.


  • Official map of the London Underground System with zones (2012), viewable in both portrait and landscape modes. The map is licensed from Transport for London (TfL).
  • High-definition map optimized for Retina Display for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
  • London Tube Service updates (Real time travel news) are available.
London Vouchers Free


London Vouchers app gives you the best London deals straight on your iOS device. Now you don’t need to carry bulky guidebooks or tearing out vouchers. This app gives you up to date discounts, special offers and promotions from London’s best tourist attractions, entertainment venues, tours, hotels, spas and restaurants.


  • User friendly home screen to easily search Attractions, Arts and Entertainment, Tours and Cruising, Leisure, Dining, Shopping, Family, Health & Beauty, Accommodation.
  • Lots of information and images on each participating venue.
  • Nearby Feature using GPS to locate the best deals from venues in your location.
  • Never miss out with optional Voucher Alerts where you receive a short message informing you of new special offers and last minute deals from participating venues.
  • Vouchers updated and added regularly.
  • Location Maps.
  • Tap to call and make a booking.
  • Family friendly venues helping you find the best places to go with the little people in your life.
  • Let your friends know about our latest special offers by E-mail or posting on Twitter or Facebook straight from your iPhone.
Get Taxi


This app will get you a black cab in London in a jiffy.  Get one immediately or just order a future ride.  You can pay by credit card, cash, or if you’re a business you charge the business. Order your cab in just two taps and watch it arrive on a real time map. While your taxi is making its way to you, the app will send you a picture of your driver, license plate, telephone number and past rating so you know who’s taking you to your destination. You also get to rate your driver.


Bus London


This app has an intuitive interface and provides live information from over 20,000 of London’s bus stops. Bus London includes all the information a London bus commuter needs. It includes live information for all of London’s 20,000 bus stops and 1,400 routes, with many more core features.

  • Search via postcode, street, route number or bus stop code. Bus London gives you all the search options you need to find exactly what you are looking for.
  • Don’t know where you are? Bus London will find your location, tell you the bus stops nearby and when the next bus is due.
  • Oyster balances available via Bus London so you know exactly how much money you have and when you need to top up your account.
  • Fare calculator enables you to work out the cost of a journey whether you are an Oyster Card user or not.
  • Route filters enable you to select only those routes which you need making it clearer to see while on the move.
  • View the London bus stops in a list or map form. Tap the stop you want to get Live departure information.
  • Favourites enable you to store those stops and routes, which you will need to access again and again saving you time in the future.
London Air


The London Air app displays the latest air pollution levels recorded at over 100 monitoring stations across greater London. Maps, My Sites and Push Notifications keep you up to date with London’s air quality where you are.


  • Push Notifications: Subscribe to a site to receive notifications when pollution levels change to Moderate or High.
  • Maps: Pinch, zoom and pan around the map to see pollution levels across the whole of London and near you.
  • My Sites: Pin individual sites to the My Sites page for quick and easy access.
  • Stats: See how a site has performed each year in relation to the air quality objectives.