If you’ve ever set foot in London on the day of a massive event you know the madness you’re getting yourself into.
This Friday, 29 April 2011, when Kate Middleton (erm we mean Catherine Middleton of course) and Prince William make their way to Westminster Abbey to say their vows before returning to Buckingham Palace for a royal kiss as newlyweds on the balcony, Central London will come to a standstill as people gather to catch a glimpse of the couple.
Our advice is to head to designated viewing spots early – the first spectator has already set up camp outside Westminster Abbey! Alternatively, stay well clear of central parts of the capital and plan your own celebratory party close to home. But how to get ready? With so many things to think about before the big day, GetJar, has kindly pulled together a list of the top ten free essential apps for Royal Wedding celebrations. We can’t promise your phone will pick up enough signal to power these apps, but they are well worth downloading to make sure festivities go smoothly.
ITN Royal Wedding – The essential app for any royal wedding celebrations, this will keep you up to date with all the latest news, celeb interviews and entertainment surrounding the wedding of William and Kate.
Cook Book BBQ Cuisine – Get taste buds tingling at your street party and cook up a royal feast with delicious meaty marinades and ideas for fun, easy barbeque food. With over 100 recipes to choose from it really couldn’t be easier!
Cocktail Guide – Prince Harry may be planning beer fest, but why not kick off the celebrations with a cocktail to impress all of your guests?
Spotify – Whether attending or hosting a royal wedding celebration make sure you have this must-have music app on your mobile that gives users access to over 10 million music tracks. Just ensure you pay for the fun, unless you like your tunes being interrupted by ads every so often.
Cakes and Desserts – Twenty easy to follow recipes for cakes and desserts, guaranteed to put a smile on your guests faces.
Yoga Remedy – There will be a few sore heads in the UK on 30th April (we’ll certainly be raising the bubbly in honour and celebration of the newlywed royal couple!). Banish any signs of a hangover by spending 10 minutes doing the ‘Hangover’ yoga pose featured on the Yoga Remedy app.
Resco Photo Manager – Record happy memories from the royal wedding celebrations with this essential photo app for any camera phone.
Facebook – For friends and family living in different parts of the world, let them join in the fun by sharing your royal wedding photos and videos on Facebook.
Tube Map – With this map, you’ll always know where to hop on and hop off the tube to catch a glimpse of the royal couple. Don’t want to get lost underground when it’s all happening overground do you?
Pocket London – A visitor’s best friend, this simple guide combines audio commentary with integrated maps, photos and local information about the best places to visit in London.