Best british travel apps for iPhone and iPad

Whether you’re planning a day trip through one of Britain’s national parks or trying to find somewhere tasty for dinner, we’ve found an iPhone and iPad app for every requirement to make sure your travels are the best that they can be.

Here is our pick of the best travel apps to get you around Britain!

BRITAIN Magazine App

If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love the BRITAIN Magazine app.

BRITAIN Magazine on your iPad or iPhone makes the perfect companion whether you like to travel the highways and byways by train, coach or car – or simply prefer to explore our glorious country from the comfort of your own armchair.


BRITAIN Magazine App Best British Travel Apps

Time Out London

The Time Out London app tells you everything you would wish to know about England’s capital city, from where to eat, what theatre performances to see and which exhibitions to visit. Its aim is to give you as much information as possible to ensure that you don’t miss out on your favourite events.


time out app best british travel apps

AA Hotel App

Searching for accommodation? The AA has over one hundred years of experience in seeking out, assessing and recommending the best places to eat and stay in the country. The 2012 AA Hotel Guide app features over 3,000 recommended and inspected hotels, from spa retreats to coastal locations; and from country house hotels to iconic city centre venues.

All listed accommodation displaying an AA logo, star rating and designator has been inspected by a professional AA inspector. Entries may include a detailed description, price info, images, phone numbers, website addresses and more.


AA Hotel App Best British Travel Apps

National Trust

Fancy a day out and wondering where to go? Want to visit glorious coastline, wander through wild countryside, relax in exquisite gardens or explore historic houses?

Find a National Trust place near you, wherever you are in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland with this handy app.


National Trust App Best British Travel Apps

The Trainline is the UK’s leading independent train ticket retailer. It sells tickets for all train companies to all national destinations.

This is the official app from and is perfect for anyone who wants to view UK train times or buy tickets on the move. You can also download timetables and refer to them anytime, whether your iPhone (or iPod touch or iPad) is online or not.


Trainline App Best British Travel Apps

British Airways

Booking, boarding and accessing the latest travel information is even easier for iPhone users with the British Airways app. You’ll have instant access to live information about your next flight, you can use your iPhone as a boarding pass on many routes and book new flights direct from your phone.


british airways app best british travel apps

Around me

How many times have you found yourself in need of finding the closest cash machine but haven’t the faintest idea which direction to turn?

AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest bank, bar, petrol station station, hospital, hotel, movie theatre, restaurant, supermarket, theatre and taxi.


Around Me App Best British Travel Apps

London Tube deluxe

Tube Deluxe has the latest & official Transport for London map (landscape & portrait) with an easy to use station finder. The map can be zoomed in & out using a pinching motion. Journey plans can be displayed on the map, so you can clearly see what stations you will go through and where to change.


London Tube Deluxe App Best British Travel Apps


NextBuses gives you scheduled & real-time (where available) departure times based on your location, a postcode or a locality that you enter. It is fast & simple to use.


Next Buses App Best Travel Apps


Can’t decide where to eat? Urbanspoon can help. SHAKE your iPhone and the Urbanspoon slot machine will suggest a restaurant. See what’s NEARBY in your ‘hood, or BROWSE a comprehensive list of restaurants. Make a RESERVATION, and expand your DINELINE by checking in. See what your FRIENDS like.


Urbanspoon App Best British Travel Apps


Looking for a pizza place open now? A pub nearby? A petrol station you can drive to before your tank hits empty? Yelp for your iPhone is here to help. Use us to search for places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play then read reviews from an active community of locals in the know.


Yelp app Best British Travel Apps

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