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Fabulously Solo In The UK: A Single Girl’s Travel Guide To London

May 23, 2016
Fabulously Solo In The UK: A Single Girl’s Travel Guide To London
“A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else.” – Unknown

Having a couple of companions with you on your travels is one of the easiest ways to cure loneliness on the road, but they say that solo travel is one of the most rewarding experiences one could ever go through in a lifetime.

Over the years, travel writers and bloggers have compiled their lists of destinations suitable for female solo travelers, encouraging women to break from their comfort zones to discover something new about themselves and the world.

As experts on the subject have iterated on Forbes, traveling solo will get you to step out of your daily grind and build lots of confidence.

One of the indicators of a single tourist friendly travel spots can be seen in the number of singles in a city. According to a study commissioned by the Future Foundation, single ladies in England are more likely to flock to urban areas while there is a higher concentration of men without partners in rural areas.

So if you’re looking for a fling on your trip, London is one of the best places in England to be if you’re a woman traveling on your own.

London may not be the cheapest of travel destinations, but it’s a wonderful place to spoil your senses, explore on your own, and meet people from all different walks of life.

From the moment you land to the time you have to take Heathrow Express back to the airport, which is the fastest way to get to the hub from the city center according to the renowned UK parking guide Parking4Less, there’s plenty to do and see in the capital that will help you fall in love with the city and solo travel.

Here are just a few things that you could get up to while exploring the stunning English capital:
  • Check out the city’s myriad of free museums and parks.
  • Meet fellow solo diners and treat yourself to a nice meal by joining a supper club.
  • Take advantage of the theater scene and catch a show. Anglotopia explains how you can score half-priced tickets for productions in the West End.
  • Rent a bike and tour the city on two wheels.
  • Take a book and picnic basket with you to your nearest park, garden or green space.
Check out Buzzfeed for other solo activities in London.
“One of the things she most liked about the city -apart from all its obvious attractions, the theatre, the galleries, the exhilarating walks by the river- was that so few people ever asked you personal questions.” – Julia Gregson

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Article written by: Shannon Leasing.

After traveling to the world her teens and early twenties, Shannon has succumbed to the pressures of standard life – although, this doesn’t stop her dreaming of her next vacation. Yet to travel to Africa, the next couple of years, she is going to dedicate her vacations to countries like South Africa, Zaire and Mozambique in her quest to visit as many destinations in her lifetime as humanly possible.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Soinessence May 23, 2016 at 11:06 am

    They say if you’re bored of London you’re bored of life. I live in the UK and London is a weekend destination for me and I can honestly say, I love and hate the place. It is cripplingly expensive in some parts, particularly if you are staying for longer than a day without an Oyster card. And the one place I would recommend for someone to visit, if they had to pick just one, is Camden Market. It has a hugely diverse range of restaurants, cafes, pubs and market stalls, along with a great art-scene and sitting outside Spoons during the summer, near the river is idyllic.

    • Reply Sonya Matejko May 23, 2016 at 11:29 am

      I love that first line! Really, really great. I’ve heard about how expensive it is, which is a shame. But I hope it’s worth it for the magic the city holds. Also thank you so much for the tip on Camden Market. I’m sure my readers will appreciate that 🙂

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