Every year, we welcome a host of fabulous guests from couples on a spontaneous city break, families visiting London for the first time and groups of friends on a fun weekend away. For those of you wondering, we also welcome plenty of solo travellers, staying in London as part of a larger trip, or on a holiday they have always dreamed of doing for an opportunity to explore the streets of London. Whatever their plans may be a solo mini-break in London is always going to be an adventure worth going on!
For some of you reading this, you may have been put off by solo travelling in the past but we think this shouldn’t be the case, which is why we have put together the list below of our top 10 tips for travelling solo when staying with us at Paddington Hotels here in London.
- Book solo friendly accommodation
Booking solo friendly accommodation like ours at Paddington Hotels is a cost-effective travel choice. Our single rooms are cosy, packed with practical amenities and boast great views over Norfolk Square Gardens.
- Explore the local area
Getting to know the local area is a great place to start when visiting a city for the first time and a wonderful opportunity to meet some new people too. We are very lucky here in Paddington to have a wide range of independent cafes and shops, along with free community events taking place right on our doorstep throughout the year.
- Book yourself on a tour
Not only is a tour a great way to get to see a city and learn about its history, but you are also very likely to get chatting to other like-minded people as well. From open top bus tours to historic walking tours, there is something for everyone here in London.
- Enjoy eating out
It’s something that many solo travellers find difficult getting used to, but eating out should always be a fun experience. Try striking up a conversation with the waiting staff and let them know you are visiting the city for the first time. They may even have a few recommendations for places to visit.
- Pack a book
Great for long journeys, late nights tucked up in bed and even a day in the sun at one of London’s many parks, packing a book on your solo adventure is a wonderful way to while away the hours, wherever you are.
- Document your adventure
Being able to look back on your travels is one of the best parts of any adventure, so snap away with camera or phone and if you fancy it you could even put pen to paper and keep a diary during your trip.
- Get to know our team
Our friendly team at Paddington Hotels are on hand to help. We would love to hear all about your solo travel plans and make some great suggestions for your time exploring London.
- Stay safe
Whenever you are travelling to a new destination it’s always important to stay safe, stay in touch and let people know where you are going.
- Learn some useful phrases
If you are not familiar with the local language, learning a few useful phrases could really help you out, from asking where the train station is to finding out opening times of an attraction.
- Have fun
Whether it’s your first solo trip or you’re a seasoned adventurer, a trip to London is all about having fun and a chance to embrace this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Have we got you excited for a solo city break? We hope so! If you would like to plan a holiday in London, whether you are planning to make it a solo trip or one with family and friends, we would love to welcome you here at Paddington Hotels for your chance to explore the heart of London. Check our availability here or contact our team on +44 (0)20 7402 4646.