Solo in London? 5 Recommended Activities

Spice Monkey - an Indian cookery course, great activity to do if you are solo in London
Indian Cookery Class

It’s coming up to a year now since I quit my job as an Estate Agent and decided to change direction. I combined my passion for travel, food and adventure to find places I could recommend to people who are also interested in doing things alone. The balanced reviews I write aim to inspire others to ‘give it a go’ whether it is solo dining, a solo activity or visiting a new destination. The reviews will give you the ‘heads up’ on what to expect so you can make an informed choice. So, if you are solo in London, these are just 5 of the highlights and recommendations from my first year…

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Top Restaurants near Piccadilly Circus

Preto hot self serve buffet, restaurants near Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is a bustling part of London just a 10 minute walk from London’s mainline station, Charing Cross. It is close to many attractions, theatres, cinemas and comedy clubs. While in the area I have dined at 5 top restaurants near Piccadilly Circus. Click on the links to read my full solo dining reviews for each one. They are all well worth a visit!

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Recommended Hotels in Antigua for solo travel

Having visited stunning Antigua & Barbuda on a number of occasions, there are several hotels that I have enjoyed as a solo traveller for a number of reasons. Some are suitable because they are lively and fun, not too couply, or attract other solo travellers. Others offer peace and tranquility, luxury or a beautiful beachfront setting. Here are my top 5 hotels I have been to alone. I have listed pros and cons for each to help you make an informed decision about the right one for you.

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Great places to eat in Florence

Great places to eat in Florence

Florence is blessed with lots of wonderful places to eat, from snacks to full blown meals. As well as restaurants serving delicious, traditional pasta, pizzas and gelato, it also has its own local dishes too. Bistecca alla Fiorentina is a large T-bone steak seasoned with salt, pepper and lemon. Traditionally it was cooked over roasted chestnuts to get a smoky flavour. I watched some being served to tables and they appeared succulent, juicy and enormous! Other dishes enjoyed in Florence include ribollita, a hearty soup made with bread, beans and vegetables. Also, Lampredotto, which is a popular sandwich filling made from a cow’s fourth stomach. All the food I ate while in Tuscany was outstanding. Here are 5 great places to eat in Florence that I can recommend from my solo travels…

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Things to do on a Budget in Florence

The Rose Garden

Although there are some costly activities in Florence, there are also a surprising amount of things to do for free or under 5 Euros. The city has lots of iconic buildings within a small radius making sightseeing easy without the added expense of public transport. There are plenty of cheap eateries around too. This combined with a few free things to do, can make a couple of days in Florence relatively inexpensive. Therefore, if you are on a bit of a budget, it is still worth paying a visit and put the more expensive tours and activities on hold for another day. Here are some of my most recommended things to do in Florence on a budget…


Restaurants in Borough – My Top 3

Borough is probably most famous for its fantastic market, one of the oldest in London. It is easily accessible having its own underground station and being a stone’s throw from London Bridge mainline station too. Within a few minutes walk you will find yourself amongst some of the most amazing and diverse eateries. Here are my top 3 restaurants in Borough I have dined at solo so far…

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Cheese making day in London

A different day out to say the least! Prepare to get messy on this cheese making day in London. This was a fantastic day out. As well as being lots of fun, you will go home with a wealth of knowledge about milk and cheese and plenty to eat too. Note… if swearing easily offends you, bring some earplugs!!! …

Wildes Cheese

Wildes Cheese is based in Tottenham, London. I purchased the course for my son’s birthday as he loves cheese and I am so glad I did! After attending the day with him, I realised it is also a great activity to do alone as no partner was necessary. Therefore, it will now be included on my website as a recommended solo activity to do in London.

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