Travelling To London Alone? Here’s How to Make the Most of This Experience

Travelling To London Alone? Here’s How to Make the Most of This Experience
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Travelling alone can be so therapeutic. So, if you haven’t done it, you should try it at least once. Chances are you will see the appeal of solo travelling in an instant. But let’s start with London! 

England’s capital is among the most visited and beloved places to visit when it comes to city breaks. London is open-minded and full of students and professionals from all corners of the world. It is a fashion capital, it has brilliant museums, so the art scene there is exceptionally significant. London has it all: great historical landmarks, from quirky boroughs to fancy residential neighbourhoods, parks at every corner, cafés and restaurants for all styles and tastes and entertaining and exciting nightlife. So, it is impossible to ever get bored in such a city. 

Whether you travel alone, with a group of friends, your partner, or your family, London can easily offer what you need. But let’s focus on solo travelling. It can be intriguing and relatively scary, especially if it is your first time doing this and in such a large and captivating destination like London. For someone who has never been to London and plans on visiting it alone, it may seem like its massiveness, complexity and eclectic aesthetic all point towards one word: intimidating. However, this is not really the case. Indeed, it is an enormous city, but it manages to make everyone feel at home as soon as they set foot. 

Therefore, you couldn’t have picked a better city to experience solo travelling! Whether you want to walk around without having a specific aim, you’d like to visit museums or want to experience London’s nightlife; this place has everything your heart desires. Depending on how much time you want to spend there, it is vital to be aware that you may not manage to see too many things. As mentioned earlier, London is a significantly big city, so some distances will be pretty long, and it can take a while to get from one point to another.

Regardless of how much time you will be spending in London now, you can always come back for more – and truth be told, you will probably do come back. But as a solo traveller visiting London for the first time, chances are you may need some help with the various things you can see and activities you can do. So, here is how you can make the most of this experience.

Have A Solo Picnic in Any of London’s Parks

If you start walking around London, even just for a few minutes, you will come across parks of all sizes, full of trees, flowers and paths. Whether you want to enjoy the peace and quiet in a small park or want to explore the grounds of Hyde Park, which is always roaming with people, it is a matter of preference. But having a picnic in any park in London is very much the epitome of English people of all ages. 

You will see groups of friends and students, people reading, others jogging, and everyone simply enjoying a lit bit of nature in the middle of a hectic city. So, if you want to take a moment and capture everything, this is an excellent way of doing this. But you can also meet some people; Londoners are very friendly in general!

Visit As Many Museums as You Want for Free

How could you not go to a museum when there is no entry fee? Yes, you’ve read that right. People of all ages can go to museums in London for free, as there is no need to pay for a ticket. 

Indeed, there are some particularly limited exhibitions for which you usually need to get a ticket, and prices can start from £15. But in most cases, you can choose to see any museum in London, whether The British Museum, Victoria and Albert, Natural History Museum or Tate modern, and there will be no fee required. How amazing is this?

Immerse Yourself in London’s Art Scene

Apart from museums, in London, there are many art shows, performances, and exhibitions that happen all the time. Have you ever seen a Burlesque show or been to a Spoken Word Poetry performance? If not, it is highly recommended you experience them. Immersing yourself in London’s art scene is an excellent way of getting the most out of your time spent in this city. You will meet a lot of talented, friendly and absolutely amazing performers.

If you don’t know where to begin this journey, East London is a great place for art, so this is where you should start. Boroughs and places like Shoreditch, Hackney and Hackney Wick, Hoxton and Dalston, and many others in East London are full of artists’ studios, pubs with open mic nights, spoken word poetry, and theatre plays, burlesque performances, and so on. So, if you start exploring this area full of art in all its forms, you will surely find something interesting.

Get A Taste of London’s Nightlife

When discussing London’s art scene, it is necessary to include its diverse and thrilling nightlife. It doesn’t matter if you travel alone or not, you can find great clubs to fit any style and preferences. Soho is the main attraction when it comes to the great nightlife in London. Walking distance from Piccadilly Circus, this is Central London where all – and many – exciting things happen.

As a solo traveller, you can go to any club in London and will instantly make some friends as it isn’t difficult to start a conversation with people on a night out in London. But if you feel particularly lonely, you can meet with a high-class escort travel companion(s), so you can explore with someone everything this city has to offer, especially London’s nightlife.

Take In the View Over London’s Skyline

Another thing you must experience when you arrive in London is its skyline. There are many landmarks and tall buildings which are easily recognisable when you think about London, like The Gherkin or St Mary’s Axe, or The Shard. 

Therefore, it is highly recommended to take in the view over London’s well-known skyline, featured in so many films or music videos. You can try Sky Garden for this beautiful view while having some drinks in its indoor garden. Watching the sunset from here is particularly surreal.