The Park Grand guide to travelling solo

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Who says you can’t have an amazing holiday by yourself? Sometimes it’s great to get away alone and escape the stresses of everyday life. Perhaps you’re on a soul searching mission around the world, or you’re travelling for business. Whatever your reason, London is a great destination for solo travellers.

The most important thing to consider when travelling alone is that you have somewhere to stay. Booking a room at our boutique hotels in London will give you peace of mind that you have somewhere to relax at the end of the day. We’ve put together this guide with helpful travelling tips and suggested activities for your time in London.

London airports

Plan ahead

Sometimes the best days are the ones where you simply set off and go where the breeze takes you. However, if you’re travelling to a busy city such as London it’s a good idea to have some kind of plan. There are always secrets to discover and history to uncover on the streets of London but planning out where you are staying and the type of areas you’ll be exploring will save a lot of time and allow you to make the most of your trip. A good plan would be to use the Piccadilly hotel London as your home base. Use a map to plan out the places you want to see and work out the most efficient travel routes. This means you’ll be able to fit more into your stay and tick off all of those bucket list must-dos.

Pre-book

There are always plenty of fun-filled events and shows taking place throughout London and if you want to catch an upcoming performance, it is often a good idea to book a ticket in advance. A lot of the popular shows at London’s famous venues sell out very quickly so if there’s a particular performance you’ve got your eye on, order your ticket beforehand instead of showing up on the night and potentially missing out.

Budget

It’s no secret that London, much like other capital cities, can be expensive but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have an amazing time if you’re on a tighter budget. The city is teeming with free attractions and activities that will bring you closer to the culture and history of London. Most of the museums and galleries around the city, including the Science Museum and the National Gallery, are totally free. It’s a good idea to set yourself a certain budget for each day and set aside money for particular things you really want to do.

Walking tour

If you’re new to the city, a walking tour is a great way to discover the best of London with the help of people who know it inside and out. It’s also a good opportunity to meet other travellers and interact with some friendly faces.

Relax

Travelling solo is a great opportunity to relax and allow your mind to let go of the stresses of work. Taking a stroll through the quieter areas of London, such as the Royal Parks, is a great way to escape the hustle of the city.

Go out

Travelling alone can get a little, well, lonely. The great thing about London is its vibrant culture and bustling sense of community. Make sure you get yourself up and out to meet new people and really experience what the city has to offer.

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