London has a lot to offer for anyone looking to visit. There is an incredible list of attractions, landmarks, iconic institutions and gorgeous sights to see- even if you are visiting on your own.
London is arguably the perfect place to enjoy as a solo traveller- you’ll never run out of things to do!
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Now let’s take a look at some of the very best things a solo traveller can enjoy in London.
Visit the British Museum
One of the world’s greatest museums, with over 8 million objects from every continent on the planet, spanning the entirety of human history.
This museum is a world class icon and should not be missed.
Don’t miss the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the fascinating mummy gallery.
Walk along the South Bank
Enjoy a scenic stroll along the Thames with views of iconic landmarks like Tower Bridge, The London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral and HMS Belfast.
You can stop in at the Tate Modern museum, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and the fantastic Borough Market for the best lunch you’ve ever had.
This is a great way to get your bearings in the city and enjoy one of the most beautiful city-scapes in Europe.
Explore Camden Markets
Camden Markets is actually a collection of vibrant markets that interconnect in North London; with over 1,000 stalls offering vintage fashion, locally made crafts, stunning food, antiques, and collectables.
You’ll find live music, street performers, a diverse crowd, counterculture in abundance and some great street art. This is one of London’s coolest and most interesting areas.
Catch a West End Show
London’s theatre district is one of the world’s best and hosts world-famous musicals like the Lion King and Les Miserables, fantastic plays featuring world class performers, and live comedy and music.
Book a ticket in advance for some of the more popular shows; or try for last-minute deals at TKTS for a surprise offering.
Ride The London Eye
This is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel at 135 metres high, and offers stunning panoramic views of the city.
You can see up to 25 miles in all directions on a clear day, and the ride takes about 30 minutes.
Stroll Through Hyde Park
Hyde Park is one of London’s most famous and beautiful parks; with lakes, manicured gardens, and beautiful monuments, there is plenty to see.
If you’re looking for things to do in Hyde Park then consider renting a bike and pedalling around the park, taking a boat ride on the scenic Serpentine Ponds, or enjoy a picnic on the gorgeous lawns.
So there you have it, some of the very best things you can enjoy in London as a solo traveller.
Don’t be put off by arriving in the city alone; all you have to do is head to the pub and you’ll meet a great crowd of people willing to share the city, and these amazing activities, with you.