When many of us think of booking a vacation in London we never really think of going to one of the world’s biggest cities on our own, this article is going to look at the pros and cons to going traveling alone, and also some facts of London that no matter who you are with, they remain the same.
London facts are simple and impressive they are big and bold and here are some facts to allow for you to realise just how big the city is
•One of the busiest cities in the world
•Over 5 million tourist each year
•Most popular tourist destination in the world
•London is the largest city in Europe
•London occupies over 620 square miles
•Population of over 7 million residents
•Approximately 12% of Britain’s love in London
• Home to the tallest building in Europe, The Shard
•London was the first city in the word to have an underground
•Home to over 100 theatres.
•Home to the world’s busiest Airport, Heathrow
oOver 72 million people use this airport each year
When looking at these figures and facts, it goes to show how big London is, it is easy to feel insignificant in a city so large, it can also feel very liberating when it comes to travelling to London alone and independently. Being in a big city should not be intimidating, though it is easy to why it can be, it should be a great time in anyone’s life, and when it has been done once it will not take much persuasion to do it again.
There are many benefits to travelling independently to a city like London, people are able to do it on a whim, purchasing a train ticket or jumping in the car, searching or London last minute hotels will also give you great deals. When it comes to attractions in London it is never going to be a lonely experience, with so many people around you won’t feel so alone. Each of the attractions in London are a popular and wonderful experience, though, if you attend the galleries and museums, often getting lost in your own thoughts can be freeing.
It is not only the galleries and museums that offer peace, it is also the parks and the gardens that offer relaxing afternoons. Afternoon tea in the city can be done comfortably alone. When it comes to dining in the evening one can make reservations at different restaurants, the choice of room service might be available from your accommodation choice, or there could be an onsite restaurant for you dine in.
There is also the West End, it makes no odds whether one is alone, or with a group of friends, the West End is a wonderful experience. Many people might feel intimidated or frightened when it comes to travelling to a city like London, but when one see’s all the options that are available to them, it can soon become very tempting to book a single ticket to escape for a while with yourself and your thoughts.
There is also the other side of London that has not been discussed, a spa break for one, many people like to do this with others, but having a break on your own to truly relish in the feelings and the relaxation that is being offered is again freeing for the mind, body and soul, escaping from the busy lives we lead each day and being able to have a little time to self-reflect.
Going to London with people is also a great experience as one is able to share their experiences with others, and not that London is not a safe place, but being with someone is safer, especially if you feel vulnerable or think you might be targeted as a vulnerable individual. Though it must also be said that people in London are usually far too busy to be bothered with tourist.
Over all London is a wonderful place and welcomes everyone, it is friendly social, busy and enjoyable no matter who you are or what the reason is for traveling.
Many people have to travel to the city alone for business reasons, on a daily basis there are many independent travellers wondering around the city, take a trip that you will remember, sometimes a break alone is a wonderful way for you to not only open your mind and relax but also for you to meet new people, whether these are hotel guests, other diners, or people in a bar.