Best free travel apps

Best free travel apps to explore the UK

Easter already feels like it was weeks ago but, luckily for us, another Bank Holiday is just around the corner.

While the majority of us probably spent the extended Easter weekend eating, drinking and, yes, eating some more, the warmer weather brings out the explorer in us all over the course of the May Day Bank Holiday.

So, how can you satisfy this craving to go out and see the world without breaking the bank? Why not see some of the best sights the UK has to offer?

Download these apps to spend a Bank Holiday weekend you won’t forget:

Journey Pro Ad-Free

Whatever form of public transport you’re planning on using during your Bank Holiday excursion, download Journey Pro Ad-Free by NAVITIME to get a whole host of travel info all in one app.

As well as providing real-time journey planning across the entire national rail system, for National Rail and London tube services to name but a few, it provides users with maps, enables them to search by bus route and uses postcodes to find stations, piers or bus stops.

Once you’ve downloaded this free app, you’ll wonder how you ever travelled without it.


So, you’ve gone away on a last-minute city break and fancy a spontaneous meal? With TablePouncer, you don’t have to just settle for a mediocre meal.

This app lets users book tables at some of the best local restaurants, either for the same night or the next day, with savings of up to 65%.

As well as booking a table, you can view menus, reviews and, if you’re organised, you can set up alerts.

The app currently shows deals at restaurants in London, Brighton & Hove, Southampton, Bournemouth, Bristol and Bath, with more cities to set to join.

Foursquare City Guide

Using your phone’s GPS signal, this app has evolved from when it first started out to provide users with a practical moneysaving app.

If you’re following your inner-explorer then use the ‘explore nearby’ function and check the ‘best nearby’ tab to find the best restaurants and shops near you. This app works wherever you are in the world, not just in the UK.

The app’s trusted community will provide you with tips to find the best hidden gems and you can keep track of all the places you’ve been to so you can seem like a local and recommend places to your friends and family.

National Trust

To truly see the best the UK has to offer, download the National Trust app.

The National Trust has over 550 locations, including historic houses and gardens, coastlines and countryside, giving you plenty of inspiration if you’re stuck on where to go.

The app will provide users with all the key information, any events that might be going on, and you can even keep a record of all the places you’ve visited. It even comes with an offline mode, so users can still get access to all the information they need in even the most remote locations.

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