Essential applications for expats in the UK

New to the UK?Life in the UK can be confusing at first. But why two taps in the washbasins? That’s why we’ve made a selection of the best apps to help you through those first few months here (taps, just get used to it). To book your trains, find the best Pubs – If you have a smartphone, this article is for you.

Trainline application

In the UK you can visit lots of amazing places – taking the train is a good way to get there (and enjoy the countryside along the way!). Trains can be expensive – but if you book in advance with Trainline you can get great deals.

Good Beer Guide application

England is popular for its Pubs – and its beer! (Although if you’re American, you’ll need some time to get used to the temperature at which beer is served – good luck!) CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) has created an app that helps you locate the best place to drink a pint around.

Citymapper application

If you are visiting major English cities, CityMapper makes it easy to find your way around. Simply enter your location, the destination and choose how you want to get there. The app takes care of the rest. This app is currently available in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Duolingo application

Difficulties with your English? Duolingo can help you. This app is great, it allows you to learn new languages (or improve) super easily. And if it doesn’t suit you, you’ll find here, on our blog, a selection of the best apps to learn a language.

Spare Room application

Looking for a place to live? Sharing an apartment is the best way to save on rent. SpareRoom is the most popular site in the UK for finding a flatmate or new flatmates.

Time Out application

Time Out is a good way to discover the best places around. Restaurants, theatres, nightlife – all in one app.

SkyScanner application

If you want to book a flight home or travel across the UK (air travel can be cheaper than rail and faster) – always use SkyScanner. This app compares all the options, all on one site – and ensures you get the best fares.

Deliveroo application

In the UK you can find the best places to eat in the world. And now with Deliveroo, you can access them right in your own home. It’s not just take-away – if you miss home cooking, check out this app to discover the best local restaurants. Available in various cities across the UK.

And last but not least… TransferWise

If you need to transfer or receive money abroad, TransferWise allows you to do so while saving your bank fees. It’s much cheaper!

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