As much as we like to deny claims that Londoners are 'unfriendly', it is often rare that we get the urge to strike up conversation with strangers. And this can make it difficult for capital newbies to make friends. Now a new app called 'Excuses to Meet' hopes to solve this problem, by introducing you to people with common interests.
The app works by asking you for your reasons for wanting to meet new mates before automatically introducing you to other people who you might get along with. It serves practical purposes – finding flatmates, language-learning buddies – or could help you find pals to head to gigs, pop-ups and exhibitions with.