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Useful Apps

These suggested apps can help international delegates navigate Newcastle upon Tyne with ease to make the most of your visit for a smooth and enjoyable travel experience. 

Get around the city with Pop

The Pop app makes travelling on Metro in Newcastle and region even easier great features to make your journey as smooth as possible.

Stay connected with Airlo eSim Cards

Avoid high roaming bills and be connected anywhere in the world the second you land.

With digital SIM cards (eSIMs) from Airalo, you can download and install a digital data pack from 200+ countries/regions at reasonable rates.


Uber is offers an easy-to-use and dependable ride-booking service, simplifying travel across the country. In cities like Taipei and beyond, Uber is an excellent choice for those unfamiliar with the local language or public transport. The app allows you to effortlessly book rides, monitor their driver’s whereabouts, and handle payments electronically, bypassing any language challenges and negating the need to negotiate fares with taxi drivers.

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NewcastleGateshead Official Guide: The official tourism app for Newcastle upon Tyne provides information on attractions, events, tours, and local amenities, helping travellers explore the city like a ‘Geordie’.

Google Maps: An essential navigation tool for finding directions, locating attractions, and discovering nearby restaurants, hotels, and public transportation options. 

Citymapper: A comprehensive transit app providing real-time information on public transport options, including buses, metros, and trains, helping travellers navigate the city efficiently.  

Post Office Travel Money and XE Currency Converter: Enable travellers to quickly convert currencies and calculate exchange rates, making it easier to manage expenses and understand the value of purchases. 

Booking.com and TripAdvisor: Are travel planning apps offering reviews, recommendations, and ratings for hotels, restaurants, attractions, and activities in Newcastle upon Tyne, helping travellers make informed decisions. 

OpenTable or ResDiary: Restaurant reservation apps allowing travellers to browse and book tables at local eateries, ensuring a hassle-free dining experience, especially during peak hours. 

Deliveroo or UberEATS: Are popular online food delivery services that connect customers with a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and eateries in their area. Operating through a user-friendly mobile app and website, they offer a convenient way for users to order food from their favourite local restaurants and have it delivered directly to their doorstep. 

Weather Underground or AccuWeather: Weather forecast apps providing up-to-date weather information, including temperature, humidity, and precipitation forecasts, helping travellers plan their activities accordingly. 

Google Translate: Language translation app can be handy for international travellers who may encounter language barriers, allowing them to communicate more effectively with locals. 

Instagram: Explore hashtags like #NewcastleUponTyne or #VisitNewcastle to discover photos and recommendations from locals and travellers. 

Skyscanner: Allows you to search for flights from your location to Newcastle Airport (NCL).