A Solo Traveller’s Guide to London


If exploring new places and experiencing new things is what defines you, it’s important for you to know that there is no better place to do this than London! London is a city that is full of opportunities for solo travellers, from its world-class museums and art galleries to its vibrant markets and diverse cuisine. Start by booking a dreamy stay at the Lancaster Gate Hotel, London with its exquisitely comfortable and chic rooms, modern-day amenities, and a central location, so that you never have to travel too far to get to your choice of place!

Savour the Joys of Dining Solo

Solo dining in London is always a memorable experience. It’s the perfect opportunity to savour delicious food and drinks without having to wait too long! London has several restaurants with counter seating or communal tables, as this will make it easier to strike up a conversation with other diners if you want to.

Take a Walk in Nature

You must explore London on foot, it’s the best way to see the city, make stops when you like and discover hidden gems! Its serene parks are ideal for a peaceful stroll, while its canal paths offer a picturesque route to viewing the city from a new perspective. Hampstead Heath, moments away from your Lancaster accommodation offers stunning views of the city skyline and plenty of space to wander in nature. You can walk through the woods, visit the Kenwood House art gallery, or simply relax on one of the many benches and enjoy the lush green landscape.

Spend an Afternoon at a Market

Spending an afternoon at a lively market in London is the best way to spend some ‘me time’ whilst experiencing the sights and sounds of London. There are many different markets to choose from, each with its own unique character. One of the most popular markets in London, minutes away from your luxurious 4-star hotel in Lancaster, is Portobello Road Market.

It’s a vibrant street market running all week in Notting Hill and is known for its wide variety of stalls selling antiques, clothing, vintage items, and freshly cooked food. Feel free to browse and shop at your own pace while you soak up the alluring atmosphere of Notting Hill!

Check the Capital’s Unusual Museums

Checking out London’s most unusual museums is a golden chance to learn something new and see some of the city’s most quirky and fascinating collections. One of the best unusual museums in London is the Wellcome Collection, easily accessible from your exquisite hotel near Lancaster Gate Station in London. The museum is free to explore and has a wide range of spectacular exhibits, including an immersive collection of medical artefacts, a gallery of contemporary art, and a library of rare books and manuscripts, where you’re sure to lose track of time!

With this guide to help you plan your much-awaited solo trip to London, choose what you like most and explore at your own pace.