London is a wonderful place to explore with others, but it’s equally an exciting place for things to do alone!
You’ll have your pick of the best venues and attractions, and the best views and experiences, with all the benefits solo travel brings.
So to get you on your way, we’ve put together a list of 12 things to do alone in London.
1. Take part at Spitalfields
There’s so much you can see and do here alone, it’s the perfect trip for the serious collector, foodie or art lover.
But Spitalfields Market is also a great place to visit if you want to get practical, and take part. Join a music lesson, a yoga class and meet like-minded folk, or get creative and join an art workshop.
The market regularly hosts a range of activities, so there’s always something spectacular going on.
2. Step back in time at Prince Charles Cinema
Stepping into this cinema feels as though you have truly gone back in time!
The decor features walls and walls of iconic film posters and memorabilia, and the movies on show are the greats of cinematic history.
This wonderful venue calls the bustling streets of Leicester Square, home, however, once inside, it’s a tranquil space, and is perfect if you’re visiting alone.
Plus they also have an Admit One ticket special screenings.
3. Join a Talk at the V&A Museum
From fashion to fusion art, joining a talk at the Victoria & Albert Museum will open your eyes to a world of creative expression and innovative conceptions.
You’ll get a behind the scenes look at current exhibitions, and hear from the artists and curators the inspiration behind the concepts.
It’s also a great way to get to meet inspiring artists and industry makers.
Booking is advised as places go fast.
4. Dine in style at Kiln
This Thai restaurant has a mouthwatering menu which includes fresh seafood, clay pot dishes and lamb skewers. The service is wonderful, the servings generous and the cosy, welcoming atmosphere makes it a great place to dine alone.
Dining alone has never looked so good. With bar stools and a curved steel counter that forms along the length of the restaurant, you’ll also get the chance to watch the cooking magic happen as you dine.
5. Join a dance class at Pineapple Studios
Dancing is the perfect way to blow off a little steam, and enjoy a good workout session.
At Pineapple Studios, classes are open to all levels, plus there’s no need to book, so you can just turn up and join in! No pressure. And you’ll meet lovely people.
From jazz dance to commercial street dance, there’s bound to be something you’ll like, and you’ll definitely have a great time.
6. Shop to your heart’s content at Portobello Market
All solo shoppers understand the pull of this sanctuary in the heart of trendy Notting Hill. Portobello Market is synonymous with one of a kind vintage finds and collectables.
Take your time and peruse the stalls as you walk along the length of the famous road and explore the various goods on sale, or grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants or street food vendors.
7. Relax in Luxury at Electric Cinema
Famed for its stunning decor, this 100 year old cinema has seen the decades come and go, but yet remains true to it’s wonderful heritage.
Situated on Portobello Road and Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, the Electric Cinema is a firm favourite amongst film buffs and tourists. The decor is simply stunning, in plush red velvets, and the cinema seating also includes queen size beds (yes, beds!) and side tables with vintage-style lamps. Perfect for anyone wanting to do solo cinema going in style.
Try their Electric Sunday feature screenings. A favourite with solo movie goers where tickets are sold at discounted rates.
8. Sing your heart out at Karaoke Box Mayfair
Get into the groove in the privacy of your own karaoke room in one of Karaoke Boxes rooms.
It’s the perfect place to spend the afternoon enjoying your own company and singing out of tune (no one can hear you so no judgement!).
A huge song library featuring old and new anthems, as well as a huge K-Pop, J-Pop and Arabic playlist, and a great food and drink menu makes this a great place to unwind.
9. Enjoy authentic ramen at Kanada-Ya
This popular ramen bar was made for the solo diner and the solo dining experience.
From single table seating (with no one sat in front of you!) to smaller group seating, making for a more cosy environment, Kanada-Ya is perfect to simply relax, unwind and enjoy the delicious menu.
10. See all the sites, from Westminster to Horse Guards
Take a self-guided tour of of Westminster and enjoy the most iconic sites on your own time!
From Big Ben and Houses of Parliament to the Horse Guards, where you can witness the changing of the guards. Ideal for those picture perfect moments and an extremely sensational walk.
11. Dine out, New York style at Spuntino
The beautifully designed decor, and plentiful diner-style seating makes this place a fast favourite! The head counter runs the full length of the restaurant, making solo dining a cinch.
Set in the style of the traditional New York diner, you’ll be treated an amazing menu consisting of small plates of American favourites, including burgers, hot dogs and mac and cheese, and desserts such as peanut butter and jelly ice cream sandwich, and brown sugar cheesecake.
12. Stroll Along Victoria Embankment
The Victoria Embankment walk, part of the Thames Embankment, is a lovely river-walk which takes you from Victoria station to Blackfriars Bridge, without interruption.
The walk also encompasses the stunning Victoria Embankment Gardens, where you can stop, grab a seat (or deckchair!) and relax amidst the picturesque lawns.
In the heart of the city…
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