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There are several mobile apps to help you make the best use of the London Underground. Some are officials from Transport for London; some are put out by third parties. Here’s a rundown of the best ones. Most are available on iOS or Android. We’ve also included some fun London Tube-related games (my personal favourite is Mini Metro, where you have to build your own transport network).

TFL Go – A very simple and slick app put out by Transport for London. It has the whole Tube map and a journey planner. It will also help you use alternative forms of transport – like buses.

Tube Map – London Underground – An unofficial Tube app, but it’s also very good. It has a Tube map along with a handy journey planner. It has a little bit more information when you plan your route and can help you reroute if you need to.

TFL Oyster – This app will let you manage your Oyster Card and top it up without having to do it at the station. It doesn’t work with older cards.

Citymapper – This is the Ulitmate London transport app, and it’s completely free. It won’t just help you plan your route; it’ll help you get to where you want to go from the station. It will also help you book a taxi if you like.

Station Master – The Ultimate Tube Nerd app, this app will help you navigate the Tube, but also navigate it smartly – like telling you which train car to get in that’s closest to the exit at your destination station. There’s trivia about each station and cool 3D maps.

Severe Delays – Take the tube driver’s seat and beat the high score by picking up more passengers and performing spectacular tube stunts! But beware: Sometimes there are engineering works and if you’re on the night shift you have to deal with drunken passengers as well!

Mini Metro – Mini Metro is a game about designing a subway map for a growing city. Draw lines between stations and start your trains running. As new stations open, redraw your lines to keep them efficient. Decide where to use your limited resources. How long can you keep the city moving?

Author: jonathan

Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.

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