A Solo Travelers Weekend in London – 48 Hour Itinerary

by Kelly on May 5, 2017

 

Traveling on your own might be one of the best options for reconnecting with yourself, or just for spending some quality ‘me’ time. Either way, solo traveling is full of advantages. It will definitely boost your self-esteem by pushing you out of your comfort zone. So, if you’re planning to spend a weekend on your own, what better option than taking a trip to London?

This cosmopolitan city will provide you with everything you need. From museums to secret gardens, there’s plenty to do in London. That’s why we’ve created an itinerary of the best places for you to visit. Plus, all the London attractions are compatible with London Pass, saving you a lot of money on your trip to London.

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Day one:

  1. Westminster Abbey

Step back in history at this UNESCO’s World Heritage Building, a gothic construction full of paintings, religious artefacts and stained glass windows. Westminster Abbey has been the nation’s Coronation church since 1066. As well as visiting the Coronation Chair, you can also pay a visit to the memorial of Isaac Newton on the Scientists Corner. There are also over 400 tombs and monuments at Westminster. Charles Dickens and Geoffrey Chaucer are just a few historical figures that are buried here. So don’t rush, take your time to discover every secret the Abbey has.      

  1. The Queen’s Gallery

Fill your eyes with an extraordinary collection of art pieces at the Queen’s Gallery. It holds an exquisite compilation of paintings, sculptures, and priceless treasures from the Royal collection. It’s a permanent space where different exhibitions take place. An extremely popular place to visit, and a must for art lovers.  

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  1. Royal Albert Hall

This register charity’s mission is to promote the Arts and Sciences through its innovative projects. They help to improve the quality of life of the residents at care homes, as well as encouraging children to learn how to play an instrument. The Albert Hall staff will escort you into a 1 hour tour where you’ll be able to visit the auditorium, the Gallery and the Queen’s private suites.

  1. Kensington Palace

One of London’s most exquisite palaces and the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kensington Palace has been a home and refuge to the Royal family since its construction in 1605. Its 30 acres of Palace Gardens has turned this place into a peaceful urban oasis.

Now the night has fallen down, is time for you to recharge your batteries at a nice place. Whether you prefer to sleep at a hostel where you can meet a bunch of interesting people, or you rather have a quiet night, London has an option for everyone.

Our hostels suggestions are YHA London Earls Court and Saint James Backpackers Hostel.

For a hotel, you can try either The Nadler Kensington Hotel or The Kensington.

All of our suggestions are near the city centre, so you won’t have to worry about getting there.

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  1. Chelsea Physic Garden

Start your day with a relaxing visit to Chelsea Physic Garden, where you’ll be able to appreciate over 5000 species. As one of the oldest botanical gardens in London, founded in 1673 with the purpose of training apprentices with the use of medicinal plants, it’s one of the few London’s secret gardens. The perfect place to have your morning coffee.  

  1. Royal Mews

As the place where state vehicles are housed and maintained, the Royal Mews is one of the finest working stables in the world. They offer guided tours where visitors can see the royal collection of historic coaches. The Diamond Jubilee State Coach is the latest coach to join the collection, built to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

  1. Churchill War Rooms

Have a look at Winston’s ninety years of life at this interactive gallery. The Churchill War Rooms offer visitors to uncover the secret headquarters of Sir Winston Churchill. It’s divided into five chapters, from his childhood to his early years as Prime Minister. Make sure you visit the Cabinet War Rooms, Churchill’s Bunker and the Museum. You don’t want to miss anything.   

  1. Household Cavalry Museum

Offering a unique ‘behind-the-scenes’ at the work that is done during ceremonial duties, this military museum is like no other. Here you’ll be able to see the original 18th century stables. It offers interactive displays and rare objects for visitors to see, bringing life to the museum.

We wish you a lovely solo weekend in one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. What are the things you like to do the most when traveling solo?  

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