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London is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, and there's always something to do, whether you're a solo traveler or not. However, if you are traveling alone and looking for some great activities to do, London has got you covered. Here are some amazing things you can do in London as a solo traveler that you can enjoy once you book your flights to London.

First of all, it's essential to note that London is a great city for solo travelers. People in London are used to seeing solo travelers, and you won't stand out, so don't worry. Also, London is generally a very safe city, but as with any big city, you should use your common sense. If you're on your own late at night, it's best to get a taxi back to your hotel instead of walking or taking public transport alone.

Now that we've got that out of the way, let's get to the fun stuff. One of the best things you can do in London as a solo traveler is to take a canal side walk in Little Venice. This West London area is centered around some of London's most historic and interesting waterways. If you go for a walk along the canal, you can go past Regents Park, Camden, Notting Hill, and even Paddington Basin. You can spend the entire day walking along this canal, enjoying different parts of London, doing some people watching, and seeing all the quirky houseboats that live along these waterways. Find a bench, grab a book, sit down, and relax. Enjoy the Two Mile Stretch of canal at your own pace.

While you're walking along the canal, make sure to bring some must-haves for solo travelers. Bring a book, a reusable coffee cup, headphones, sunglasses, and a phone charger. You'll need your phone charger, especially if you're using the digital map that comes with the Casual Tourist Guide to West London, which gives you lots of interesting places to visit while you're in the area.

If it's raining, and you don't feel like walking along the canal, don't worry. You can head to the Barbican Conservatory, which has over 2,000 species of plants to explore, take photos of, and enjoy indoors. The best part is that it's completely free to visit. You just have to book a free ticket online before you go, and it's located within the brutalist Barbican estate, which is definitely worth exploring as well.

If you're a solo traveler looking to meet other people who are also traveling, one of the best ways to do that is to book yourself onto a walking tour. Walking tours are a great way to meet other people who are traveling, but also to soak up the history of the city at the same time. One walking tour that we would recommend is the Women of Bloomsbury walking tour. You'll get to learn about some very cool women that made an impact on this city, and you'll also get to explore the beautiful area of Bloomsbury. You'll get to walk in the shoes of famous women like writer Virginia Woolf, World War II spy Nor Antioch Khan, and abolitionist Mary Prince. This tour is run by the Women of London, and you can book a ticket for the Women of Bloomsbury tour via the link in the description box.

Finally, if you want to see London from a different perspective, take a boat ride along the River Thames. Transport for London has a hop-on hop-off boat system that operates similarly to the tube, and it takes you all along the river. You can get off at different piers to explore different parts of the city, and it's a great way to see London from a different angle.

In conclusion, London is a fantastic destination for solo travelers, with a vast array of activities to keep you entertained and engaged. From canal walks and exploring historic waterways to visiting the Barbican Conservatory and taking walking tours to meet new people, there's something for everyone in this vibrant city. Remember to use common sense when it comes to safety and always be aware of your surroundings. With these tips and suggestions, you can enjoy a memorable solo trip to London and make the most of everything this exciting city has to offer.


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