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Five handy survival apps for new Londoners

 

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If you moved to London in the last few months and you're reading this, congratulations: you've survived. But if you find you're getting bored or running out of money, say no more. With these five apps to hand, it’ll be like you’re carrying a tiny little Bear Grylls around in your pocket, so you’ll be thriving again in no time. They'll get you well on your way to being active, saving a few extra quid and possibly meeting some new people. We reckon Bear would be proud:

 

Olio

 

Olio

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hold it! That cabbage didn’t do anything to hurt you. Step away from the bin. Olio is a free ethical app for those who love food, but hate waste and allows Londoners to share any surplus food with their neighbours, and vice versa. Resourcefulness is key to survival, and leftovers are the best bit anyway. Fact.

 

Frugl 

 

Frugl

 

 

 

 

 

'Oh I would love to come on a night out… but I just can’t justify it. No honestly, I have £1 left in my bank account and a toxic-looking lump of cheddar in the fridge.' Sound familiar? Get ready to never have to say no with Frugl, an app with great listings showing you the best discounts at London hotspots.

 

22tracks

 

22tracks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you’ve completely exhausted your music collection and Drake's 'Hotline Bling' has been well and truly overplayed, tune in to 22tracks. It’s a music discovery app with playlists curated by London artists and DJs. Enjoy a range of genres, all tailored to your city. 

 

Bristlr

  

Bristlr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wanna stroke a beard? Of course you do! Bristlr connects people with a healthy endowment of facial hair to those who want to touch it. If you play your cards right, you may well end the night with a rash on your chin. Who said romance was dead?

 

Hypit

  

hypit

 

You’ve just met someone on Bristlr, but where do you take them? Your friend recommended a great little place way back in summer, the name of it has completely gone out of your head, and you're flailing. Hypit is the closest thing to an electronic wingman, as it lets you and your friends share recommendations.

As you're still new here, have a look at 29 tips for when you first move to London. 

Or, nine sneaky tube shortcuts on Londoners know.

 

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