Explore the city at your own pace, follow your interests and discover the best places to be alone and to make new friends.
London hotels for single travellers
Find compact but plush single rooms at The Hoxton hotel in Holborn – look out for its “shoebox” rooms featuring bespoke wallpaper inspired by Charles Dickens. Or check into Mimi’s Hotel Soho, which has snug “tiny single” options.
The Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington is well located for the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. Farther east, The Ned, in the City of London, is close to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England and has 1920s-style “crash pad” and “cosy” options – the latter is a charming option for solo female travellers in London.
Great-value local chain Z Hotels has smart single rooms in handy locations from Soho to Shoreditch, Piccadilly, Victoria and other London areas. Or, take a look at the coolest London hostels, which are perfect for meeting like-minded travellers.
Solo dining in London
London restaurants with counter dining
Relaxed dining at London markets
London street food and pop ups
London supper clubs
London cafe culture
Tours of London by yourself
Outdoor things to do alone in London
Solo London workout sessions
Running and team sports
Places to relax outdoors
Fun things to do in London by yourself
Art and craft classes
Urban dance classes
Solo cultural activities in London
Art and artefacts
Shows for single travellers
Film and cinema
Treat yourself to an armchair and dinner at the Electric Cinema in Portobello – it’s the perfect solo date night. Film aficionados should head to the BFI, while the Prince Charles Cinema shows old favourites at rock-bottom prices to a vocal crowd.
Libraries, bookshops and lectures
All the major museums and galleries hold lectures, as do the Royal Society, the Bishopsgate Institute and many London universities; while the School of Life holds talks on personal development and psychology.
Where to meet people in London
There’s a plethora of things to do solo in London – you won’t run out of fun things to do by yourself. But if you’re travelling alone in London and would like to connect with others, Meetup has hundreds of groups all over the city devoted to specialist interests, while citysocializer and thinkingbob run events, socials and nights out around the city.