St Pauls Cathedral, London, UK, solo travel, reviews
Views of St Pauls Cathedral

Samuel Johnson, an English writer, once quoted ‘when a man is tired of London he is tired of life’.  London is a superb city to visit solo for a holiday, mini break, day trip or night out.  It is vibrant, teeming with iconic landmarks and steeped in history.  Nightlife is varied and of a high standard, as is the diverse restaurant scene.  This multicultural city ensures good quality cuisines from all over the world.  For those who love to indulge in culture, there are a plethora of interesting museums, art galleries, music venues and theatre shows.  

Japanese food - Mayfair restaurants

Travel around London solo

It is very easy to navigate your way around London due to its great network of both overground and underground trains, frequent bus services with the famous red double deckers, black cabs and ubers. Hop on hop off bus tours are a great way to view the city and learn about its history along the way.

Hop on hop off bus - The Original Tour

Many of the things to do here are within close proximity of each other, so with careful planning, you can visit a lot of places in one trip.  Bicycles are available for hire through various companies or the ‘Boris Johnson cycle scheme’.  

Day Trips from London Solo

Depending on how long you are staying in London, you may wish to experience life outside of the city.  A number of frequent rail services from mainline stations run services to various counties in England, ideal for day trips and short breaks.  For example, London Bridge run frequent train journeys to Sevenoaks, a town in the county of Kent.  From here, a short walk will give you the opportunity to wander with free roaming deer around a medieval Knole Park.

Knole Park, Kent
Medieval wild deer park, Knole Park, Kent

Meeting Locals

A great way to learn about English culture is to mix with the locals.  Signing up to a class is a great way to do this.  Cookery classes or dance classes for example, can be attended by both locals and people just visiting.  It is a great way to get to know people with similar interests.

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