London's Best shows you the best, greatest, oldest, wildest, most thrilling, most peaceful, most unusual and “only” places to visit/experience/eat/drink/shop/party in London.
We include lesser-known London gems alongside tried-and-trusted favorites, and along the way tell you more about London than even the smartest Blue Badge guides let on:
We haven’t simply taken an existing guidebook and crammed it into an App. Instead we’ve written original content with you in mind. Whether you’ve just emerged from a tube station and you’re surfing for the most interesting nearby restaurant, or you already know London but you’re looking for inspiration, or even if you’re just sitting at home, planning a day out, then this simple but powerful App will lead you by the hand:
from the oldest and most traditional restaurant to the coolest bar (and boy, do we mean cool!);
the poshest shopping arcade to the oldest pie ‘n’ mash shop in central London;
the wildest ride to the quietest oasis;
the saddest spot in town to London’s best belly laughs… and much, much more.
Among the 275 superlative sites (and over 1500 specially selected photos) we’ll even introduce you to the capital’s biggest and geekiest Apple.
Finally, remember, you only have to buy it once - it's less than the price of a cappuccino - and you get free upgrades for life (just try asking for that at Starbucks…).
Engaging and easy-to-navigate features include:
•Photo slideshows for each entry, so that you know what you’re getting before you go.
•Concise, original text by a London expert.
•The ability to share user comments and mark and save favorites.
•Entries filtered by useful criteria like Eating & Drinking, Shopping, Main Attractions, Author’s Picks, Lesser-known London, Hair-raising, Showtime, Party, Amazing Architecture and more ...
•Entries sorted by name, distance, price and neighborhood.
•One-click website and phone interface to buy tickets, view current menus and more.
•Google maps and walking and driving directions for each entry.
•Over 100MB of offline content that you an access anytime without an internet connection.
•Direct links to web sites.
•Area overviews help you decide how and where to spend your time.
★ About the Author ★
Award-winning travel writer Paul Murphy has been literally and metaphorically walking the streets of London for over 20 years. His London obsession began when he invented Streetwise The Official London Trivia board game. He then walked the talk (and talked the walk) as a guide for top tour team London Walks. Safely back behind his desk he wrote the award-winning Guinness Guide to Superlative London, following this up with London guidebooks for Berlitz and the AA (among others) and subsequently editing several more capital guidebooks for the AA, Time Out and the Daily Telegraph. He has talked extensively about London on BBC radio and in local and national newspapers and has also been the expedia.com London correspondent.
★ About Sutro Media ★
This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!
If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions for improvement, we'd love to hear from you - firstname.lastname@example.org
*NEW* Includes full DLR line and status information and live departure boards.
London Tube Traveller is a free app that countless London commuters have probably wished for at one time or another because it takes the guesswork out of your daily commute and travel decisions.
Add your Underground stations and Tube lines and get warnings about any problems that are likely to affect your journey.
Launch the app and find out what's going on with the Underground network before you leave to travel. If problems are serious enough, then you can make alternate travel arrangements. Perfect for both commuters and visitors to London.
Using TFL's services, London Tube Traveller shows the Underground status and information about any station incidents at over 260 London Underground stations and any problems with the following Tube lines: Bakerloo, Circle, District, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria and Waterloo & City.
As an added bonus, London Tube Traveller also displays live departure board information for your London Underground and DLR stations to help you decide whether you need to rush to catch the next train or not!
Here's what some of our users think of London Tube Traveller
- I couldn't survive the commute without it
- Fantastic, useful app for any travel in London would recommend highly
- No thrills info well presented with really short load times
- This app somehow manages to predict the arrival of district line trains more accurately than the station boards, very clever!
- Best and prettiest tube app
- Lightweight, fast, responsive app which does the job
- Beautifully simple and accurate. Love the departure boards
- Perfect app for us lemmings that rely on TFL each day
- Excellent app, station-specific, and departure boards auto-update. Great UI. Congratulations!
- A must have app
Why not give it a try?
London Tube Traveller is not in any way affiliated with Transport For London (TFL). It works on Android 2.1 and upwards, supports "move to SD" and the screens are optimised for both phones and tablet devices.
More from developer
- Maps with points of interest within the City of London (Police Stations, Tube Stations, Train Stations, DLR, Hospitals, Medical Centres, Pharmacies, Fire Stations, Cycle Parking, Visitor Attractions, Public Toilets)
- Location Based Services: get up to date information about the area you're currently in (for example, warnings about congestion)
- Contact us with the touch of a button
- One touch navigation guiding you to the nearest Police Station
- Street Level Crime Map: within the City of London you can visualise the locations of crimes within a one mile radius around your current location
- A central place to store all your emergency info (including people to contact, your blood type, any allergies)
- Access to the City of London Police twitter feed @CityPolice
- Messaging service - receive messages directly from the City of London Police through three separate channels (general information, traffic advice, emergency information)
- Access to the latest City of London Police news
- Information about fraud
- Information on how to plan for an emergency
- A checklist with items you should always have nearby in case of an emergency
Neither the Location Based Information nor the Messaging channels are used to send out advertisements. These features are there strictly for your convenience and your safety.
This app has been developed by three partners (German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence [DFKI]; ETH Zurich and LSE) of the Socionical research project, funded by the European Union. For more information about the project and its top level academic participants, please visit www.socionical.eu.
One of Socionical’s research objectives is to study crowd dynamics, and specifically the density, direction and movement of crowds following a major disaster. The project developed a smartphone-based 'crowd sensing' technology that allows emergency services to assess the state of a crowd during events or incidents in real-time enabling them to deploy resources appropriately. The City of London Police App contains this technology.
Should the City of London Police activate the crowd sensing technology, your smartphone will first ask if you want to opt in and share data recorded by the device's built-in sensors for a limited time. You will always be able to opt out. However, please consider participating – your assistance could help with the response to an incident.
The data being sent is completely anonymous - it is impossible to identify you from it. Also, the data sharing will be limited to a certain time frame and a certain geographic area. You can check whether you are within that area before agreeing to share your data.
By downloading this app, you are agreeing to download an app that has ‘crowd sensing’ technology and capability as explained above.
Socionical respects your privacy and conforms to all ethical rules set by the European Union. Furthermore, the method of data collection has been approved by the Socionical Ethics Committee.
Should you have further questions, please contact us at email@example.com
Please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Die Silvesterzauber App bietet einen bequemen Zugriff auf den Festplan, das Programm und andere wichtige Informationen rund um den Silvesterzauber der Zürcher Hoteliers 2012/2013.
Im unwahrscheinlichen Fall eines Notfalls wird diese App Ihnen helfen, sich in Sicherheit zu bringen. Sie werden ortsspezifische Warnmeldungen und Anweisungen direkt von Rettungsdiensten empfangen können.
Diese App entstand im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts «Socionical», welches durch die Europäische Union gefördert wurde. Eines der Forschungsziele von «Socionical» ist es, Besucherströme an Grossanlässen zu studieren, damit solche Anlässe in Zukunft sicherer gestaltet werden können. Wir möchten verstehen, wie sich Menschen in einer grossen Menschenmenge verhalten. Dazu benötigen wir Ihre Hilfe: Mit dem Benutzen der App helfen Sie uns bei der Erhebung wertvoller Daten, die Aufschluss darüber geben, wie sich Menschenmengen bewegen.
Durch die Verwendung der App und mit Ihrer Einwilligung erteilen Sie die Erlaubnis, dass anonyme Standortdaten an «Socionical» Forscher gesendet werden. Dies geschieht nur während des Silvesterzauber und nur im Bereich um das Zürcher Seebecken. Zudem ist die Datenerhebung völlig anonym: Es gibt keinen Weg um Ihre Identität aus den Daten, die wir erhalten, abzuleiten. Für weitere Informationen über das Projekt besuchen Sie bitte www.socionical.eu.
«Socionical» respektiert Ihre Privatsphäre und erfüllt alle ethischen Regeln, welche von der Europäischen Union festgelegt wurden. Bitte unterstützen Sie dieses vielversprechende Forschungsprojekt mit dem Ziel, Leben in einem echten Notfall zu retten und nutzen Sie die App während des Silvesterzauber der Zürcher Hoteliers 2012/2013.
Bitte beachten Sie, dass die App den GPS-Sensor zur Positionsbestimmung verwendet. Dies kann einen spürbaren Effekt auf die Akkulaufzeit haben. Wir empfehlen, dass Sie Ihr Gerät vollständig laden, bevor Sie Ihr Haus verlassen. Bitte beachten Sie, dass die kontinuierliche Nutzung des GPS-Sensors im Hintergrund die Akkulaufzeit drastisch verringern kann.
- Maps with points of interest displaying solely information that is currently relevant. Temporary regions of interest like routes of road events are only displayed on the day of those events.
- Event calendar: get detailed information about everything going on in the City of Westminster.
- Location Based Services: get up to date information on the area you're currently at (e.g. warnings about severe congestions, etc.)
- Access to TfL's mobile travel services
- A news stream aggregating information from various Twitter feeds
- Messaging service: receive important messages from the Westminster City Council via three separate channels (general information, traffic advice, emergency information) making sure you have safe and enjoyable days during all events.
Neither the Location Based Information nor the Messaging channels are used to send out advertisements. These features are there strictly for your convenience.
This app is part of a research project called Socionical, funded by the European Union. For more information about the project and its top level academic participants, please visit www.socionical.eu.
One of the research objectives of Socionical is to study crowd dynamics, and specifically the density, direction and movement of crowds following a major disaster. Since we cannot set up a disaster to test the app, we are testing it with your help during events with a high citizen participation. The app will record sensor data while you are at certain large scale events and send it to a central server that can only be accessed by the researchers. The data is sent out anonymously, so that it is absolutely impossible to deduce your identity from the recorded data. Also, the app only records data on the days of the events and only while you are at the event location. You can use the app to check the data recording zone, the data recording schedule and the sensor activity.
If there is a problem with congestion, or an emergency situation, then the researchers will inform the organisers of the event (and if necessary the emergency services) and you will receive advice on, for example alternative routes. It is important that you do leave the app running so that you can be contacted if necessary. You will not be contacted on a personal basis, but because you happen to be in a particular location.
Socionical respects your privacy and conforms to all ethical rules set by the European Union. Furthermore, the collection of the data has the seal of approval from the Socionical Ethics Committee.
Please support this promising research project, which is designed to save lives in a real emergency, by using the app. By downloading the app, you are giving your permission for data to be sent to the researchers.