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Your solo travel to the UK is about to start, but you’re still unaware of what the things to do alone in London are. Well, here’s everything you need to know about your trip.
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London is the ideal city for a solo trip because it has so much to offer its visitors. In addition, it’s well organized with a fast and functional public transport system.
London is, for the most part, safe to travel to, even if we recommend using common sense to avoid problems. Of course, there are some areas that it’s better to avoid, especially at night, such as the Borough of Hackney or Croydon. To check all the dangerous parts of London, visit the Churchill Security Ltd website.
Like all big cities, it’s good to be careful when you’re in crowded places or when getting on and off the tube. To avoid being robbed, don’t forget to get rid of your luggage and leave it at a safe location. Here’s the list of the most popular luggage storage places in London, suitable for all budget and supervised by reliable staff.
As it’s a busy city, we don’t recommend walking with headphones and loud music.
It’s also not advisable to walk alone in the street in the middle of the night, especially if you’re on secondary roads. Keep to well-lit main roads.
Avoid public transport during rush hour and if your destination is within walking distance.
Good news for art lovers, the most famous museums in London are entirely free of charge! This way, you have the chance to fill your heart and mind with incredible masterpieces without spending a penny. Are you ready for a wonders binge?
Why did we put together sports and restaurants? Well, because after a match, there’s nothing better than filling your belly! So, among all the things to do alone in London, don’t forget to choose the right places to eat well!
Okay, now that you’ve seen your favorite team or deepened your sports knowledge, it’s time to eat. What? Do not know what to choose? Don’t worry, in this case, even if we can’t show you any free options, we can list the best restaurants with the most competitive prices.
Ah, we’ve almost forgotten it: even the ones with the best beers!
One of the most popular alternative places is Shoreditch, a very cool neighborhood located north of Finsbury (Subway stop: Old Street).
In Shoreditch, there are plenty of trendy live music clubs, vintage boutiques, and designer stores.
Also, walking around the neighborhood, you’ll find murals and installations by famous street artists (including Banksy).
Brixton is a multi-cultural area, best known for being the place where David Bowie was born and for its beautiful murals. Of course, the most popular murals in Brixton is the one dedicated to Bowie, situated on Tunstall Road.
Moreover, the neighborhood is famous for its typical cafes, nestled among vibrant and colorful alleys. A lot of smart workers come here every day.
As you can imagine, there’s no official guided tour that takes you to all the works of this world’s most famous anonymous artist, but there’s an app!
The Banksy London Tour App shows you all the spots where you can find a Banksy artwork. You can create your own path and start a fascinating tour.
Unfortunately, this app is available only for iOS.
Being in London alone could become a much pleasant experience if you take some time to relax.
From the outside look, the British capital may appear like an aggregation of people always late that run without stopping. But, London has it all, a lot of quiet places too.
For instance, you can reach the fantastic Hampstead Heath, one of the nicest spots to sit back and relax.
Located in London’s North, it’s an ancient heath covering 320 hectares. It offers you the best views over the city and is also full of things to do.
So, after visiting the most beautiful monuments and going through the most interesting museum halls, you could go there for a while to rest and refresh your ideas.
If you had enough of bustling London, St Dunstan in the East is the ideal place to reach.
It’s an oasis of peace that came out after the second world war when the church located there was extensively damaged.
This true gem is within walking distance of the Tower of London and the Sky Garden.
If oriental landscapes make you more relaxed, then Kyoto Garden is for you.
It’s a Japanese style garden donated by the city of Kyoto to London and is situated within Holland Gardens.
Here are pretty waterfalls with all kinds of fish, wandering peacocks, and beautiful stone lanterns.
Another good news: this place is not crowded at all, so a very peaceful moment is guaranteed!
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