Help – I need to get home from Canary Wharf or back to the office in the morning. Where do I turn?

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Well, we’ve rounded up the top five transport apps to download on your iPhone, smartphone or tablet to try to keep you on the move as the Underground shuts up shop.

1. Citymapper

This free app has got all London transport options down to a tee and can be downloaded to iOS or Android devices. It offers up a range of options including the Overground, bus, and cycle hire as well as walking routes and cab options.

2. Live London Bus Tracker

Available on iTunes this nifty app covers a database of all 20,000 bus stops in the capital.

It includes up to the minute information on bus arrivals and users can find their nearest stop using their device’s GPS. It’s all for free.

3. Tube Map London Underground

But there’s no Tube. What’s this doing on your list? This free app for iPhones also lets users search Overground routes , so it’s worth downloading to see if there’s an alternative service to take you home.

4. Uber

Take a private hire cab or choose to share a ride home with this app. You can both request and pay for the fare on your iPhone or Android device.

5. Cycle Hire London for Santander Cycles

Fork out 79p and find out how to make your commute a healthy, two-wheeled journey home.

This app, available via the iTunes store, means you can search for nearby docking stations and check the availability of bikes.