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London Tube

By Presselite

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


London Tube is the original and No. 1 selling application for getting around London.

◉ London Tube application has been featured in thelondonpaper newspaper.

◉ Selected as one of the Top 10 best applications by

◉ Recommended by the Financial Times and the Los Angeles Times.

◉ Selected by Apple as a demo app in London Apple Stores.

London Tube is a comprehensive guide to traveling through London. This application includes official subway maps. London Tube map is licensed from Transport for London (TfL).

◉ Latest official map of London Tube with zones (2012). Landscape and portrait modes. Maps of all Tube lines.

◉ Optimized for iPhone 5 widescreen (16:9) display. Works on all iPhone versions.

◉ Precise location of each station on the map (with a red circle). This application is fully compatible with Apple Maps, each station is represented by a red pin, a popup shows you the distance, and it's updated live (thanks to GPS) as you walk down the streets of London!

◉ The journey planner tool allows you to find automatically the best route to get to your destination in London Tube. The journey planner does not require a network connection to operate, it works perfectly while in the subway.

◉ This application works perfectly OFFLINE (maps, journey planner, etc.).

◉ The bookmark manager allows you to save your stations and routes.

◉ The application locates the nearest Tube stations from your position in London. You can also provide an address in London, all the stations closest to that address will be displayed.

◉ London Bus is available in the same application through in-app purchase. This option allows you to switch between the underground and bus systems at any time using the same application. This add-on includes the official (Central) London Buses map from TfL with the key bus routes, locates the nearest bus stations, and also offers a journey planner tool.

◉ You can add new Point of Interest (POI) databases to London Tube application through in-app purchase. These options allow you to activate Food & Drink POI, Leisure POI, Attractions POI, and Accommodation POI in all over the UK. You will be able to locate all nearby POI on Apple Maps, and through the Augmented Reality view.

◉ London Tube icon is badged with the current number of disrupted Tube lines. Updated automatically every 15 minutes.

◉ Service updates (Real time travel news) are available.

◉ London Tube application has added push notification support that allows you to be notified in background, even if you have closed the application. This feature allows you to receive Tube alerts in real time, when a disrupted line is detected, a notification is automatically sent to your iPhone or iPod Touch.

London Tube Your New Eye. This is a unique augmented reality functionality that enables you to see the nearest stations and POI with iPhone's camera live view.

◉ iPhone vertical position: 360-degree view of all stations nearby your location, updated in real time as you walk in the streets.

◉ iPhone horizontal position: List of all nearest stations. When a station is selected, a red arrow (compass) is displayed to show the direction and the distance to that point.

IMPORTANT : This application requires an active Internet connection to retrieve data. You also need to turn on "Location Services" and "Notifications" options in the settings of your iPhone.

What's New in Version 4.2

New 2013 London Tube map.

Main change is the new London Overground extension from Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction.

There are also minor changes to step-free accessibility at some stations.

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Customer Reviews

Great for independant travel

I just spent 2+ weeks in London using only the Underground to get around. I completely relied on this app and it was exactly what I wanted and needed

First of all you don't need to be connected to use it,it's on your phone independently which is outstanding for foreigners on data sucking plans.

The "route" feature will tell you the best way between 2 stations which is great, but also the details stops of each line + the entire underground map is always there for times when you find lines closed on weekends and-or weekday service interruptions. Keep your eyes perked for the constant announcements when in the terminals and you can use this app quickly to find another way.

Great app

We just returned from London where we used this app every day. It shows all lines and stations and provide an entire route if you enter your departure and arrival stations. A must have if you are going to use the Tube in London. As an added tip do not purchase individual Tube tickets. Buy an Oyster card where the per trip fare is half as much. Also, when you leave London, take the card to a Tube station and you will be refunded the deposit and any unused funds still on the card!

Essential for the tourist

I used this app while on vacation in London, and I relied on it completely to help me get around on the tube. I love that it works without requiring a wi-fi connection, as I only had wi-fi when at my hotel. The only thing that would be even better is if it would tell you which direction you are heading. So taking the Jubilee line EAST to Westminster would have been more useful than just telling us to take Jubilee to Westminster, so that we can be sure to follow the proper signage in the stations.

London Tube
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.2
  • Size: 3.9 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. London Bus$0.99
  2. Attractions POI Pack$0.99
  3. Food & Drink POI Pack$0.99
  4. Leisure POI Pack$0.99
  5. Accommodation POI Pack$0.99