If you’re planning a trip to the UK, there’s probably a lot that you want to see and do. And one of the best ways of making sure you cram in as much as possible is to download all of the best travel apps for the UK. These will equip you with all of the details and planning guides you need, so you can explore the UK like a local, taking in all of the best sights and all of its hidden treasures.

Here are some of the top UK apps you’ll need:


First things first, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the best possible price for your flights and that you’re staying in great accommodation. Kayak takes all of the hard work out of the planning by showing you the best prices for hotels, flights and car hire. And, if you’re still in the planning stages, it’ll even alert you if the prices drop!

National Trust

The UK has some of the most stunning natural landscapes and a lot of these are cared for by the National Trust. Their great app will show you what the must-see sights are in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, allowing you to plan your schedule to take in some of these.

Journey Pro

Trying to master different transport options in a foreign country can be incredibly hard, but thankfully Journey Pro has taken the stress out of this for you. This handy app allows you to plan your journey and will even help you to navigate the complex London Underground tube system. Not only that, but it’ll also provide you with great maps and journey planners for the national railway and you can find local bus routes that will help you to get to your next destination in no time at all.

Weather Live

Unfortunately, the British weather is rather unreliable, so it’s worth downloading this detailed weather app so you can keep an eye on the forecast before you go and whilst you’re there. This will help you to plan your schedule so you can take advantage of any dry spells and you can find cover before it starts to rain!


As you’re traveling around the UK, you’re going to want to find some places where you can eat and be entertained and Foursquare is a great app for this. You can search for nearby attractions and restaurants, filtering your results to a variety of different criteria. Or, if you prefer to be spontaneous, why not head to the first place it suggests?

Welcome to Scotland

No trip to the UK would be complete without a visit to Scotland where you’ll find stunning landscapes, bagpipes and haggis! The Welcome to Scotland app provides you with 20,000 different places that you can sleep, eat and be entertained at, allowing you to plan your trip in style. It’s also full of great offers and discounts, so you can make sure you’re getting the best possible experience for the most affordable price.

A guest post by Oliver Davison who writes about travel for a variety of online publications. He has two sons and loves to get away with his wife and the kids to explore new places.