Travelling solo has become the norm for thousands wanting to explore cities, cultures, and wildlife. Whether a solo traveller out of choice or circumstance, there’s a lot of pros to travelling alone. However if you’re nervous about exploring the city and what it has to offer, then keep reading for the Park Grand London Hotels’ guide to travelling solo.
Head to the Tower of London
The Tower of London is one of the most famous stop offs in the city. Full of people all day, every day, you’ll never really feel alone – especially with an audio tour blocking out everyone around you. Arming you with its history and informing you about the monarchy that once stood where you are, its rich culture and beautiful castle are just the start. You can also head through the countless of towers, rooms, and vaults at your leisure – before seeing the crown jewels in person!
Explore the Museums
There’s no denying that London is an old city. And with history comes museums. Loads of people head to museums alone, so you’ll feel right at home. Most of the capital’s top museums are also easily accessible from our Park Grand London hotels. The British Museum sees thousands walk through its doors every year, thanks to its huge collection of ancient artefacts and artwork. The Natural History Museum is another wonderful example that boasts interactive displays and exhibits for people of all ages. Always at the top of must-visit lists, it’s one of the best in the city. Finally, the V&A museum is one of the largest, with almost everything you could ever want to explore under one roof.
Drop in the Famous Shops
Fortnum and Mason, Liberty, Hamleys, Harrods… the list really does go on. Why not head to one (or all) of these famous shops and treat yourself or a loved one to a piece of London? There’s pretty much every shop you could ever want in the capital.
Go on a Walking Tour
For those who prefer to stay in a group, booking onto a walking tour is a great idea! You’ll be in the safety of a large group, have a guide telling you all about the city, and you may even find a new friend along the way. There’s plenty of tours to suit all interests, from ghost walks, to film and TV tours, music, pubs, and good old-fashioned traditional sight-seeing tours, so we’re certain you’ll find something that’s just right for you.
Head for a bite to eat
Although it may seem odd going for something to eat or drink on your own, the fact of the matter is, you won’t be the only person. In cities, people head out on their own all the time. Whether it’s busy city workers who are grabbing something in-between meetings, mums who just want a bit of “me” time, or even tourists like yourself, believe us when we say no one will bat an eyelid at you tucking into a much-deserved meal and savouring a large glass of wine. So go on, embrace being in a new place all on your own!
If you’re a single traveller, why not book into one of the Park Grand London Hotels? Centrally located, our hotels offer comfort, luxury, security, and all the amenities you could ask for!