What To Download?
Whether you’re relocating to London, moving here for a short-term contract, or just visiting, it is not just about packing the right belongings in your suitcase these days, it’s also about packing the right apps. There’s a world of developers hidden away in dingy basements – ‘silicon valets’, if you will – working away to offer instant expertise in your new city, which with a simple download you can have instantly at your fingertips.
What are the best London apps?
So, what are the essential London apps to pack, to help you unlock the secret cogs and wheels of the city in an instant? Well, Citymapper should be the first item in your survival kit. Tell it where you want to go, and it will map your journey, offer you different transport options, and pretty much hold your hand until you get there. It will help you master London’s iconic red buses so that you can explore the city properly, and also get you home any time you can’t quite manage by yourself. You could also pack your Uber although there are current question marks over their London licence and there’s also nothing quite like a London black cab. For greener travellers and an even more intimate introduction to the city, make sure you have Transport for London’s city bike app . London’s weather is not as rainy as they say, but it is very changeable, so keep one step ahead by having the Met Office Weather Forecast in your suitcase. And to plan your visits to London’s highlife and highlights, what better guide than the official Visit London app.
What are the best relocation apps?
If you’re relocating to London, then you can pack a second virtual suitcase with some organizing apps to make the move as painless as possible. If you’re bringing a lot of belongings with you, then also bring them on your phone by creating a visual inventory and checklist on Sortly. And if you want to know how you’re going to fit all that into your new home, then you can pass some travel time playing with virtual floorplans on MagicPlan. With those apps in the bag, a virtual organizer such as Evernote allows you to use your phone to coordinate all those lists you’re going to need to make. Many travellers are now travelling with virtual money, so don’t forget to pack your bank in your pocket with an app such as Monzo . And remember that relocating can be lonely in the early days, so make sure you can keep in touch for free with friendly faces back home by packing your Skype.
Learn more about 20 the Barons
Of course, your most important consideration is where you’re going to be living. At 20 the Barons, we pride ourselves on offering any local knowledge and inside information that your apps can’t provide, so that you feel like a local in no time. And whether we’re a stepping stone or your long-term home, we offer the security and comfort of a mansion block of serviced apartments that combines period architecture with modern technology, in one of the most desirable locations in London: https://20thebarons.co.uk/.
If you want to want to talk to me, Ali, this is my business and I’m a Londoner who has lived in this area all my life. We have been hosting business travellers and families from around the world for many years. I would love to talk to you about how we can help your relocation feel like you’ve not just moved house, but moved home.
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