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THE ULTIMATE SOLO TRAVEL GUIDE TO LONDON — A Girls' Guide to Travelling Alone

Updates: October 19, 2021. Ah lovely London. I lived here for about sixteen years now and had intended on moving here just ‘one to two years’ 😉 London can be a lot of places: bustling, lovely if you know how to get around, freezing cold, blistering hot. Do you have the same problem? It’s my second one! I’m so shocked! There will be many tasks you need to accomplish to get through a few days.

Take in the View from the SkyGarden

SkyGarden offers exceptional views across London. SkyGarden offers a great opportunity to view the London skyline as solo travellers travel. Not only is that free, but there are many people milling around that view, and they care more about their perspective than the aforementioned travelers. The SkyGarden interior itself is peaceful surrounded by beautiful greenery and there is also the possibility to purchase beverages and snacks from there. It is necessary for you to book a timed ticket, but if you want flexibility (the advantages of traveling to London alone! ), it is also possible for you to get a “walk-up ticket” before or after the timed ticket from Monday to Friday.

Solo travel. London. Safety advice

In terms of security while travelling in London you need to trust the guts of your own mind and stay alert. Particularly if it is your first trip to London. It’s essential for someone to stay home during the evening. We’re all different; although I can walk into the house with my flashlight at night, it won’t be easy. In the centre of London all the lights are on and almost every one walks the street. Bus service operates 24 hours a day and is fairly safe during the late nights. If you find yourself uncomfortable you may want to use Uber. At night the most important aspect must always be kept in mind.

Budget hotels in London

Qbic Whitechapel Stunning quirky and brightly decorated East Londoners. Whitechapel is not always a pretty touristy town but it’s easy to get to town by subway and bike on free bikes. Room is small, is good, and has the softest mattress. The cost of accommodation is £50 per night in a tiny hotel. Always book early and always receive the best price. SoHostel is the best budget hotel in the capital, and is bright and situated in Soho, and has beautiful roof gardens! Staff are willing to assist you and there is a bit more breakfast to choose from. Rooms are £33 per night in dorms and £200 per double.

The best solo dining spots in London

I’ll write a different piece on that later. London is ideal if you want one person eating alone and people watching! These places have become as popular with long queues as they are in Indian restaurants. Some of them are spread across London including Carnay Street, Shoreditch and Queens Cross. You can take an easy seat at a bar, and the bartender will give you good advice. But the queue may even begin as late as six if the place has not taken reservations. Tips: Prawn Koliwad, house Black Dahls or gunpowder potatoes must be a must! Finish the meal with warm chocolate.

Where to stay in London Best hostels in London for Solo Travellers

I have to admit that London has no favourite hostels around but there are fun and interesting hotel choices for your stay. On this trip stayed at The Hyde Park Hostel in the heart of Kensington and I felt very impressed. Mostly in areas. One thing I look for when I travel solo is the particular place I am staying. When I go home I find it easier than I expected and how safe I feel on the street beyond the accommodation. Astor Hyde Park was rated 10/10 on every solo flight I’ve been on in London. It is situated near Hyde Park and Royal Albert Hall.

Saving money in London

You can travel to London in an economical manner. But it will take a bit of smartness. Please read everything on our site. I’m sure. Typically, booking concert tickets or museum tickets online will allow a customer to save money when they are available for a specific event. I find the KeeTOo App very helpful for traveling and doing things. The download saved me £20 compared to the cost of a ticket for the entire trip. It’s really easy to use and saves money at a couple of restaurants. Download Keetoo via the App Store and Apple App Store.

Where to stay in London in an Airbnb

The neighbourhoods are good options for an Airbnb in London. When reading the descriptions, ensure you are at the centre of the activity. Any part of zone 1 (see the tube map) is in the middle. Zone 2 has a lot of residential areas. My favorite neighbourhood is leafy Islington including Barnsbury, Oakham Highbury and Angels. Savings on a single transaction is worth 25$.

Take a boat journey through Thames towards Tate Britain and you’ll cruise in style without anyone cares about you because they see everything outside the boat. Those looking for a little bit less hassle can choose a Thames Clippers service which does not feature guides and operates a daily service for boaters on Thames. Nevertheless, a trip to the sea is also available in boats for tourists who want all the info and guided tours. Some are hop-on, hop-off, while others are full experiences which bring your place to a different place.

The best hotels in London

For a relatively inexpensive price, I have chosen my favorites. All the apartments are centrally located, perfectly clean and elegant and for a very good price. Hoxton Hotel in Holborn. My staycation here was great. The cost of the small ‘Shoebox’ is just £249 – it’s perfect for me. Breakfast is delivered every morning in your own container with banana juice or granola. The lobby is an excellent spot for relaxing or working in and the restaurant Hubbard and Bell serve up a tasty egg bounty. Hubs, Spitalfields.

Join a Jack the Ripper Walk

Is London creepy? A second walking adventure that may interest you is a Jack Ripper walking tour around the East End London following in the footsteps of this awful (but fascinating) mysterious killer. Because you are in the East End, this trip makes it easy for you and others to meet people while feeling safer walking along the East End. That’s not to say that today’ s East End is as shady as it was when Jack the Ripper era – but he does have an excellent night life and it makes me feel more confident.

Get lunch at Borough Market

Some fears of London tourists are based around eating places. Many people do not feel comfortable in the restaurant alone (although they certainly shouldn’t). Basically, you could just go to Borough Market and have an entirely different meal. The London food markets are the best in London and you can just be in the crowd and try something on your own time! The Main Hall has only small seats, so people sit on the sidewalks or wherever they are found for the most authentic meal in the restaurant.

Great Gatsby Immersive Theater

When visiting London solo, you must visit shows (the same as the Harry Potter studio tours but packed). It’s a perfect spot where a solo traveller can experience a show in the Great Gatsby Immersive Theatre. The theatre experience trumps The Great Gatsby. As a simulated event, the viewer will be included in the story! Try to blend in performances and wear the classic flapper/roaring 1920s clothing. When you arrive: Order drinks and move into an area with a bigger venue. Right away

Borough Market

From: Nicky Cade from That Anxious Traveller Londonsborough Market. This is a great meal for a single person or group. Not only does it offer stall after stall of yummy street food, but if you’re someone who feels a little awkward about eating alone in a restaurant while ducking your head and pretending that you’re doing something terribly vital on your phone when we all know you don’t Problems solved! It’s your job to choose the best meal at this market because it contains everything!

Attend a show in the West End

London has some of the best theatres in the world along Broadway. However, I am a New Yorker and have some prejudices. When we arrived at London’s West End Theatre we were amazed by Billy Elliot’s performance. What about bonus items? WestEnder there are lots more than enough shows available to watch including shows such as The Mormon Bible, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, and The School of Rock. There’s a show for everyone, and it’s an ideal activity for a single traveller in London.

Monument to the Great Fire of London

How do you see the tallest columns in a monument? I don’t know. It’s always physical when a cop chases me. When I first got into a cool kid club and saw that you can climb up the tippy top in the Great Fire Monument in London, I was intrigued. Architected from 1671 to 1677

Nice pubs in London

Spend a good night at London’s most famous pubs! Many have an interesting historical background with a cozy atmosphere and can provide some of the best comfort food on the planet. Sunday roast is very nice! I think older pubs can be somewhat formulaic in Covent Garden. But I put my favourites here. Churchill Arms London The Churchill Arm’s Notting Hill Pub is certainly the most photographed pub in the neighbourhood. Thai food was fine. Gordons Wine Bar, Charing Crosse.

See the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

Never miss out on visiting Tower of London, one of Britain’s best attractions. It’s also an attraction in London that has a solo element that helps, as there are countless things there that many traveling groups don’t get to enjoy because of their interests. If you’re alone you have complete control over what you do and where it’ll take you, from viewing the crown jewels to visiting the medieval side of the tower, exploring the wall or going on free tours.

Get Beigels on Brick Lane

Brick Lane Beigels (more on bagel vs beigel later on) are Londons most recognizable. You can walk the diverse Brick Lane shops and get beigel! It’s different in Beigel and Bagels. ‘ Usually spellings, although technically beigels are actually a descendant of the bagel and usually involve being cooked before being baked (never everyone bakes before they are cooked!) So basically it was exactly like you expected: a wonderful bagel (usually boiled!).

Transport in London

Travel in London alone may be difficult at times. But you get accustomed to that, and you can fly it! I’m still learning London walking but I didn’t know how to get from one place to another. Until the days when smartphones and maps were invented. Once I finally started locating my way around the top I was actually amazed at the proximity of these locations that it was usually easier. I want to make you stop using public transportation. Also walk.

Do you have travel insurance?

The lesson that we have learned during the last decade is preparation! My travel insurance always topped my list of things to purchase before traveling so this time it is on top. It’s pretty obvious that all our trips have been delayed because the insurer did not cover it. If you want travel insurance it is very important that you check if it covers the travel cancellation that is due to COVID19, the World Nomads securitywings travel policy or travel insurance master. World Nomads is good if you’re sick after travelling because you’ve had some health issues and is also good for cancellations that happen before you’re on vacation.

These days I have 2 apps on my phone which I rely on for moving around London

CityMapper – This app can help you determine where you are going by public transport. It will help you determine a route that suits you most, and show the costs for each option. Google Map – It is always scanned just as an habit but I also enjoy the fact that walking is faster. When a map can be used for walking, keep it safe and put headphones on to hear directions – it’s a way to keep yourself away from your screens for long. This awesome guide contains many other must do travel apps in London.

Have Afternoon Tea in a Casual Tea Room

Another London must-do that really frightens the lonely travelers that might feel self-conscious is to sit across from everyone in a fancy evening tea. Please go for it. It will be something you want and eliminate the anxiety but if you really want something lower key try afternoon tea. This is not a private afternoon tea experience but rather a bakery for ordering an afternoon tea. This reduces your chances to enjoy your afternoon tea alone.

Visit the British Museum

London cannot be visited without visiting the British Museum. These are some of the world’s most impressive and interesting museums featuring everything from Cleopatra to Rosetta Stones. Most people think the British Museum is a collection of items that are part of the history of Britain but in fact it’s a collection containing objects from the British Empire over the years and across the globe which spans well over the shoreline of Britain.

Go for a Spin on the London Eye

The London Eye is another good view of London if the weather is clear.London attractions are so obsessed with the view they can never find you. You’re totally safe to ride the London Eye and you’ll be placed together as a couple in pods with other guests and a bunch of people you’ll not see. Get the most of 360-degree views and find the courage to request that someone take a picture from the top and show the family and friends at home!

Take a Harry Potter Tour

The tour is really no matter if you’re alone because they are probably going to have other people who have been alone, or everyone just becomes an entire group anyway. It is a way to see the town with other people, even if they’re strangers initially! One of Londons best tour destinations may be the Harry Potter tour (click for more information). You can go on a walk around the Harry Potter site with a guide who knows the exact spots.

Get a Great Spot for the Changing of the Guard

When you are alone instead of in a group of people there are more chances that you get a good spot to change your guard because it allows for more seating. The changes to the guard are generally done at 9:30 am each morning, but the times of the year can affect it. The best place to be for solo visitors is to walk directly across the Buckingham Palace gates but this will have to be about half an hour before the scheduled start.

What to pack for London?

London is a country with (often unexpected) extremes. Summer heat may rise into the 30’s but falls to below freezing in the winter. Make sure you check the weather app before you go, as the weather pattern may also be unpredictable. The two absolute musts for a backpack are: 1. Comfortable shoes that you walk around in and you may be covered by a lot of dirt. 2. Good size day bags with everything you need like water or snacks.

Things to know about London

London is a huge global city. First impressions might seem somewhat obnoxious. Make sure to avoid a fresh look and you will have to walk in the underground. Things change rapidly and some people look unfriendly. In reality London is a super multicultural city and its inhabitants are among the most friendly in the world. As the gangs have become more active, you have to be careful about pickingpockets.

Solo female travel in London

I lived in London many times before, but that didn’t hinder me from visiting the most beautiful London hotels on an overnight stay in London. There has been a constant change in restaurant scenes. London changes quickly. I’ll guide you to a place where you’re staying, to taste the best food without breaking your budget. Do you like hotels? Click here to see my favourite accommodation in the UK.

See Churchill War Museum

It is worth visiting Churchills War Museum when in London, but it also works very well as a solo visitor, as there is so much room in the corridors! The entire system is easily navigated. It’s an interesting museum that is… ever. You know what. The Churchill Museum also includes the rooms during war that Churchill and other leading British officials lived and slept in during World War Two.

Top 10 things to do alone in London and the must-see sights!

I have listed my 10 favorite London trips below. London is an expensive place to visit, but some are completely free or low cost. 2. The London Eye was originally intended for just temporary attractions, but it has become very popular, and with good reason. All pods have approximately 25 persons, but there is always ample space to stroll and catch the views from either side.

Window Shop at Harrods

Harrod, a stunning and gorgeous store in Knightsbridge are well-known as the richest shopping centre. It has crazy stories based upon what people bought here over the years but today it is a big draw of people who simply want to have their favourite vibe in. It can be a great spot where you can wander for several hours or have fun in London in a rainy city.

Have a Solo Picnic in Hyde Park

Hyde Park is London’s biggest park with many visitors on the island alone, so the park will have plenty of people to explore alone. Bring lunch if you bought them from somewhere like Pret or EAT somewhere in your neighborhood that is normally £3.90 for a sandwich if not. Take a chair or a spot on the trees and enjoy a picnic. No travel partner necessary!

Enjoy a drink at a pub Sitting at the bar

Going to a bar alone might discourage most solo travellers but it’s great! I’ll suggest eating in the pub with friends tomorrow. Even though it’s an active pub and the people aren’t so busy talking, there may still be others who do this and they will be happy to enjoy the drinks and take advantage of the atmosphere.

People watch in Trafalgar Square

When I am alone in London, I usually like to see people. And there is no better place. Trafalgar Square. Trafalgar Square has long been considered London’s hub. Several benches as well as the large steps leading up to the National Museum offer seating for pondering your future husbands or enjoying the scenery.

Wander around Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is a loud, frenetic, bright place to be a little wandering through the London chaos. You don’t need to wander through this area to take in a good feeling. Sit on the steps to sit and watch the people or walk around. The central London location provides a safe and quiet place to travel alone.

Go shopping in Oxford Street

When you go solo you don’t have to pay the same amount to go to Oxford Street, but you should get the best out of it! Walking in one of London’s most recognizable streets is an enjoyable way for a shopping addict to enjoy time at a good value in London without the need for shopping.

Things to do in London by yourself during the daytime

As mentioned above it isn’t a standard London itinerary so I don’t want to tell you that you have to visit the Palace of Westminster or The Trafalgar Square. Instead here is one of London’s most interesting things that you won’t find on your travel guidebook.

Swimming in the Ladies (or the mens) Pond

My friend recently arrived in Kent to find this hidden gem of lakes open all year around in Hamstead Heath. I don’t know how many people have written this blog if it gets overcrowded or if it becomes overcrowded. However Ladies: If you visit London during a warmer time period you will not regret doing so. Ladies’ Lake is a little isolated in a very mythical meadow. Once you get into the magical area, you’ll find a woman relaxing naked in a warm outdoor space, reading a book a few times a day, picnicking or a swim. I’m happy! The cost of admission to the hotel is only £2… fantastic!

Cruise down the river for £7.50

What would happen if someone pays £20 for their river trip? You can take a train from the Embankments or Westminster Bridge to London Greenwich. Even so, I’d suggest taking your time and exploring Greenwich. After getting off it is necessary to make the payment for returning to your place. This is one of my most important activities in London at night. The restaurant also has a bar where you can enjoy a bottle while traveling on the water!

Visit the Tate Modern

How do you find London without the rain? Visit Tate is a good idea. Despite the need for paying to get into the museum, most of these museums offer free admission. Tate costs an interesting price but you can easily go through the atrium without paying any fees. There will be exhibitions there. It’s beautiful. There is a plug in every place which makes it a great place to work for the digital nomads in London.

British Library

Be careful before making the decision to visit libraries. The British Library is gorgeous and an ideal place to relax. You will find many areas for reading and you may even find yourself a place to sit and have a snack while you wait. It has a fast internet connection, as well as a cute cafe where you can get caffeine.

Maritime Museum

This museum is in Greenwich and is among our best, mainly because you can dress up like sailors. It is free to enter but takes a while to get around. Greenwich is a beautiful London town to wander around and it’s a good start.

Punch and Judy

London trips are an old tradition, try them. Despite being not your thing Punch & Judy always does something in Covent Gardens, which can be incredibly a memorable London attraction for visitors.

Parliament Hill Lido

London is filled with lidos, and these can be viewed throughout the year. You might find a good number of brave swimmers here during the cold winters! I love Parliament Hill Lidos personally.

St Martins in the Field

How can we go anywhere in London without a guideline? What’s more enjoyable? St Martin is the corner of arguably the biggest square in London. Please view schedule here.

Is London good for solo travelers?

London is a wonderful holiday spot for a solo traveler. There’s no need to be lonely or bored in this bustling capital.

Where can I go out alone in London?

What can you do on your way home from England? Explore Britain’s museums and galleries. … Explore one of Londons most popular food markets. … Find out about history at the Tower of London. … Enjoy a stroll along the South Bank. … Explore some eclectic contemporary art at Tate Modern. Explore Britain’s museums. … Take the train to Londons most popular restaurants and bars. … Get a history fix in Tower London. … Take an easy stroll along the sandy beach. Then, the ‘British’ “” was the ” British ” Visit Tate Modern’s collection of contemporary art.

How much is a solo trip to London?

A single trip to Britain costs $2000, a couple $496 and family members $474. London hotels are from $277 to $351/night, and a typical $148 per night. Typical vacation rentals are from $280 to $590 a week.

How can I spend a weekend alone in London?

What is the Best Restaurant in London? Enjoy eating alone. … Find some theatre. … Visit an independent cinema in London. . Visit nature. … Visit a museum that offers the unusualst in the city. … Discover the finest bookshops in London.

Is London good for solo travel?

London, UK offers great places to visit, see and eat. The biggest thing about it is it is very easily accessible, making it a good destination for a couple. It’s not necessary to rent a vehicle or have a language barrier.

How can I enjoy London alone?

What are your best activities for solo at home or in your home town of England? Explore the British Museums. … Go shopping at a local London restaurant. … Visit the Towers of London for historical interest. … Take an enjoyable walk on Southbank. The poop in the air is very small and a small one but a large part of the poop is not large enough for a poop to be present Discover contemporary art at Tate Modern.

Is it safe to travel to the UK alone?

Absolutely! England and Scotland have some great destinations that will suit new solo female travelers. Its excellent transportation infrastructure is very accessible, it has a good route and there are plenty of travellers who do just that.

Is London a good place to travel alone?

Find great solo adventures with London. The huge town can be visited by all. Plus, it is quite common that one walks, eats and explores independently, so travelling solo in London should be surprisingly pleasant.

What can I do in London solo at night?

What is better than visiting London by yourself? Take pleasure in eating alone. … Catch some drama. … Visit the cinema in London. … Discover nature. … Explore the unusual museums of London. … Discover some great bookshop locations in London.

Where can I go by myself?

These are my favorite things. Take a movie. Take part in the entertainment parks. Travel anywhere on the planet with the most loving partner — you… Bring your own lunch. Find out what concert your favourite bands will be in live. Or go to festivals solo. Take some movies. Visit a funpark…. Travel with your favorite companions… Get yourself a meal… Watch this concert by this band you want to watch live:. Or, if you like music, go to festivals solo.

What can I do in London alone at night?

List some good things that one can do at home. Sharing pleasures of eating in solitude. … See an upcoming drama. … Visit the cinemas in London. … Visit a beautiful nature site. … Visit the unique museum in the capital. … Discover some excellent books in London. Take pleasure in dining alone. … Catch the theater. . . Visit the independent cinema in Westminster. The “Pig of X” ‘. Discover nature. … Take advantage of some of London’s most fascinating museums. … Explore the finest London booksshops.

How do I plan a solo trip to London?

Bring your backpack and check out the list of things that London can offer single travellers. ) Keep your hotel room clean. The ‘” You can ride the bike. … Try Londons varied cuisine. … Explore British Museums. … Visit a London Bookstore. … Take the walk. The ‘ Learn new abilities. … a lot of people think that they are “un-American” or that they are ” a-fag “. You can see the theaters. Stay in an apartment. . Bring a bicycle. … Discover the variety of foods in London. … = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Explore Londons museums. ‘. Browse Londons bookseller. … Take a walk. … Get more knowledge. … You must be in the theater.

Amol Sonawane

Solo Traveler | Backpacker | Digital Marketer

Who loves to travel to amazing places and explore the diverse cultures around the world.

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