Here you will find useful websites to make your life in London easier!
Recommended IPhone/IPad Applications
NavFree (Free) Free GPS system for your phone
Next Buses is a free App that locates bus stops and timetables for your location.
Taxi Fare calculator (Free) Calculate how much a black cab would cost for you journey and compare it with a mini cab quote.
Addison Lee (Free) Are the largest mini cab company in London. By going to there booking app you can get a quote. Dont confirm as that will mean you have booked a cab. Get a rate to play off with other mini cab companies or compare with the black cabs cost. (see above)
London Tube Map (Free) helpful in working out your journey on the underground
Get me there (Free) Journey planner across all forms of transport. Get times and journey ideas.
Journey Pro London (Free) Journey planner across all forms of transport. Get times and journey ideas
Google Translate (Free) Communicate in a different language
Postino (Free) send postcards using photos taken on your Iphone
Tunein Radio Pro Get access to 40,000 radio stations worldwide, hopefully you can find something to listen to
Wifi Finder (Free) Source places in London which have Free WiFi.
TV Catchup (Free) Watch over 50 freeview channels on your Iphone/Ipad.
Find my Iphone (Free) useful tool to use if you lose your Iphone
Live Score (Free) Get the latest football/soccer scores
Viber (Free) Chat to other Iphone users for free e.g. similar to skype.
Red Laser (Free) Scan barcodes and then use the information to find the same item cheaper online. Only suited to UK/US markets.
Taste card (Free) You will need a tastecard which gives you 50% off but quite often they offer free trials online for a month.
Shazam (Free) Use it to find out the name of a song you are listening to
IBooks (Free) A platform to download books to your Ipad/Iphone.
Top Table (Free) London restaurant reviews and deals
Square Meal (Free) London restaurant reviews and deals
Trip Advisor (Free) Excellent review site for accommodation
Wikihood (Free) Encyclopedia of landmarks around your area
Sky Scanner (Free) Excellent flight comparison website
British Film Location (Free) Find information about famous film locations across London and the UK
Trip Case (free) Helps organise your travel movements by keeping all the important information in one place.
Four Square (Free) review site recommending nearby locations
Google Places (Free) locate and read reviews of nearby places of interest e.g bars/restaurants etc.
XE Currency Convertor (Free) find up to date currency rates
Consume (Free) Keep track of reward points, mobile phone usage etc
If you think we have missed some excellent apps that should be here please contact
using the heading excellent IPhone App for London/UK.
Useful UK / London Websites
Useful Travel Websites
Useful Job Hunting Websites
London Stranger recommends the following Jobsites:
Public Sector Jobsites: Public Sector Careers
Hospitality Jobsites: The Caterer
Legal Jobsites: Totally Legal
Healthcare Jobsites: NHS Jobs
Languages: Multilingual Vacancies
Recommended Recruiment Agencies
This section is coming soon..........We are currently in the process of vetting agencies which we are confident in recommending. If you are an agency and would be interested in being listed please contact us on the following email
We are looking for agencies that specialise in the following areas: Teaching, Social care, Social workers, Tradesmen, Driving, Office work, Industrial work, Doctors, Nurses, Allied Healthcare professionals (physios, speech therapists etc), Engineering (electrical, civil, construction), Pharmaceutical (commerical and pharmacists), Graphic Design, Architectual, PR and Marketing, Customer Service, Sales, Environment, Retail, Hospitality, Field Marketing, Banking/Financial Services, Accountancy, IT Support, Web Development, Telecommunications, Legal, Aviation or any others you may suggest.
Here are some videos for you to enjoy.
For a 360 degree view of London click in this link The Shard
Looking for London inspiration, this time lapse video is well worth a watch.
For your entertainment this is a children's program called Rainbow from the early 80's. You will be surprised by some of the innuendo......all though I dont think this episode was for the children! or at least I hope not.
The underground is wonderful most of the time, however at other times this video is very relevant.
Tesco is a chain of stores to be worried about, watch out Denmark.
This video will shock! Don't worry this rarely happens but mind the gap.....
Have you ever woken up the next morning and wondered where the bruises came from? This may be you.......but London Stranger hopes not.
London Stranger would like to put it on the record that we are totally against the use of recreational drugs. However here is a tutorial of how to buy weed in London.
London Stranger recommends a lot of places to visit and stay in London, Hounslow is not one of them but it might be your cup of tea....check this video first before you make any drastic decisions you might regret
Britain does have social welfare......unfortunately some people take advantage of it