Top Things to do alone in London – Here are a few tips on what to do in London when you are all on your own (or maybe just you and a friend). It can still be a lot of fun. These are also great ideas for when you are only spending one day in London and you want to do something unique.
If you love all things vintage like books and clothing, this is the place to shop. They sell anything from vintage books and antiques to some amazing street food. Wondering along Portobello Market is fun and you will have all the time in the world to snoop in every little corner when you are alone in London. Saturdays are the best time to visit.
Lots of people who is single and visiting a big city book with tour groups. It might be the best place even to meet that someone special. Alternatively you get to see all the best places with loads of info. You can book online. Therefore there is no need to stand in long lines.
Harrods is a must-see when in London, but if you cannot really ‘shop’ at Harrods, at least do a walk through. You might just find something you ‘just have to have’ as a souvenir. The total experience and being able to say you ‘shopped at Harrods’ is award enough; you don’t have to be a millionaire as most people think. So what have you been up to all on your own in London? “Well I took the afternoon and shopped at Harrods.” (Now doesn’t that sound awesome?)
In my opinion, when you’re in London especially during Christmas time, you just have to stop at Harrods for the most amazing displays. You will find a lot of cute stocking fillers totally within budget. Or you can splurge on extravagant gifts and the most amazing Christmas decorations. It’s all up to you.
The world famous fictional Sherlock Holmes was a detective extraordinaire. Now you have the opportunity to visit the privately run museum in London dedicated to all his adventures. The museum is located in a four-storey Georgian townhouse dating back to 1815. Visit their pretty gifts and memorabilia shop for that special gift to someone who loves detective stories: Especially those of Sherlock Holmes. Visiting museums are the perfect “alone in London” thing to do even if you don’t feel brave enough to visit places on your own.
Address: 221b Baker St, Marylebone, London NW1 6XE
If you’re looking for a unique adventure that is truly authentic to England, you simply must do the High Tea Bus Tour. It is a fantastic experience and will make the best ever Instagram or Selfie photo opportunity. Alone or with someone, this 90 minute tour is fun and the perfect way to spend an afternoon in London. You will see the famous sights of London like: Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and much more.. That is if you don’t look down on your plate too much because the treats are fantastic. Alternatively you can book for the Slingsby Gin Afternoon Tea Tour or even a Christmas Light Tour during December.
Address: Brigit’s Bakery – 6-7 Chandos Pl, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4HU
The Churchill Arms in Kensington is known to have won at the Chelsey Flower show and is truly a spectacular site. Well worth a visit and something unique as well as a perfect Instagram or Selfie opportunity. Their Thai Kitchen is world famous for their fantastic dishes. Enjoy the taste of Thailand in the middle of London. Here you can sneak in and hide in a corner with a book without feeling lost in a big city.
Address: 119 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 7LN, United Kingdom
“Feel like a British Royal on this 4-hour tour that includes a visit to Buckingham Palace and afternoon tea. Meet a tour host outside the royal residence and head inside with your pre-booked ticket and audio guide for an independent tour of the State Rooms. Then, join back up with your host and stroll through St James’s Park to an elegant venue, where you’ll savor a traditional afternoon tea spread of scones, sandwiches, and tea. Please note: Buckingham Palace is open to the public for just eight weeks (approx.) each year and tickets sell out quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment.” – Viator