Moving to the UK and studying in London can be an intimidating prospect for an international student. With so many places to eat, drink and visit, you will want life to be as easy as possible as you navigate your way through the city above and below ground, taking advantage of offers and visiting friends. Luckily, there are a number of different apps which will help you find your feet in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
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Ten Great Apps for Living in London as a Student
Citymapper is London’s ultimate transport app, incorporating every mode of transport in the capital and providing step-by-step instructions on how to get to your destination. Live updates, real-time routing, departure boards and much more are all provided.
Santander Cycles is London’s rent-a-bike scheme, costing as little as £2 per journey, with docks located all over the city. By downloading the app you will receive live information about space availability, can save your favourite stations and track your charges.
Uber is a taxi app that makes hiring a driver extremely easy. Satellite navigation allows you to see where your driver is in real time, and charges are much lower than London’s traditional fleet of black cabs or mini cabs.
Getting out and about
Time Out London means making the best of your time in London and discovering a range of acitivities to enjoy away from your books. The app will keep you up to date with the latest gigs, events, bars, restaurants, club nights and film releases.
Dice FM lets you book tickets for a concert, festival or club in an easy and safe way with little or no bookings fees. If you cannot make the concert, there is also an ethical resale section which allows users to trade tickets safely.
Hidden London allows you to find things to do off the beaten path. Avoid the crowds in popular destinations, and explore a different side of the city.
Eat and drink
CityMunch allows you to find great restraunt deals in your area. It checks for offers in real time and sends you vouchers to use if you want to go, ensuring costs are low.
As a student you will often need that extra kick to get through the day or night, and the London Coffee Network searches local and independent coffee shops in your area, allowing you to accrue points for future purchases.
Deliveroo will become one of your best friends, delivering food from some of the best restaurants in the city. Easy, cheap and convenient, you can find the best deals in town and receive your order in just 30 minutes.
Monzo is an online bank which you can use via their app, this bank is ideal for international students as to create an account all you need is to be is a UK resident, which you can show via your University accomadation address. Furthermore, this card can be used internationaly without any additional charges, the app also breaks down your spending, which can help your budgeting.
Study in the UK
Studying in the UK does not have to be difficult and we will be with you at every step of your application. Arrange a free consultation today in Qatar to learn more about studying in the UK and London.