Alone in London for 5 Days!


#1

Hi There,

I am landing in london on 26 June for 5 days before I join my tour. I am a solo female traveller and are keen to meet some people during this time. I’m not staying in a hostel, but a hotel and was wondering whether there was anyone in the same boat as me? Any ideas on how to meet other people? I don’t want to be alone for 5 days. I’m thinking about checking out shows in the West end, doing some shopping, sight seeing, and the usual stuff, but would be so much more fun if I was to do this was some other people.

Some suggestions would be great and also it would be nice to catch up with anyone who is stayin in london during this time.

Cheers,
Mel


#2

Hi Mel,

Check out some of the small group walking tours around London. These are usually a great way of meeting people who are in a similar boat as yourself.

Cheers,
Stacey


#3

Hi
Just wondering what tour you were doing?
I am going on the Discover Europe tour with topdeck (6th-31st July)


#4

Too bad, I’m also a solo female traveler and I’ll be staying in London for 8 days alone after my tour, which is in September/October
Let me know what kind of things you do to meet other people as I’m not too keen on spending 8 days by myself!
:slight_smile:


#5

ooh me too! im coming from brissy, arriving 28 september, and will be by myself until my topdeck tour which departs 7 october. ive booked into generator hostel during that time. what dates will you be there?


#6

Hey,

I’m from New Zealand. I’ll be in london from Oct 3 til October 11 travelling solo. I’ll be staying in Notting Hill with my cousin though. I fly to Rome to meet my tour on Oct 11 if anyone wants to meet up before I go. Be awesome if anyone wanted to come do a day trip to Paris, I unfortunately miss it on my tour (Eastern Spirit Oct 13-28)


#7

5 days in London alone, which is both a comfort, just a loneliness. I’ve just been going three days, but I have felt that.


#8

Hi Melissa,

I will be travelling on my own, I am going to do the european uncovered tour, from the 8th to the 28th of September and I will have about 3 days afterwards in London to enjoy! What tour are you doing?

Tracey :slight_smile:


#9

Hey guys,
I am also a solo female traveller this year, I’ll be going on the Iberian Voyager tour for 21 days then spending a week in Barcelona by myself staying in a hostel.

Just from experience and although you have chosen to stay on a hotel, I strongly advise solo travellers who are scared of being too lonely on their holiday to stay in hostels. They are an excellent way of meeting new people, as you will be staying in shared accomodation and that will somewhat fore you to adapt to meet new people. Solo travllers in hostels are usually in the same boat as you, so finding friendly people in hostels is much easier than you think! I stayed in a hostel in Edinburgh last year and it was one of my greatest memories as I met great people and had great days and nights out with them:) Check out hostelworld.com for hostel reviews by travellers, thats how I choose my hostels:)

If you arn’t staying in hostels, I also suggest taking walking tours, you get to meet fellow travellers as well. They are sooo many walking tour companies in London. I highly recommend the neweurope tours/Sandimans. They are free (excellent tour guides who work on tips) which last around 3 hours. London Walks is another good company, they have heaps of specialised tours, from basic London sightseeing to dedicated Harry Potter and Beatles tours. Avoid any ‘bus’ tours for London sightseeing, London is a very walkable city and you will miss the beauty and energy if you sit in a bus all day long!

Hope this helps! ;D


#10

Hi guys,

My hubby and I will be working in London from 18th March - 29th June. Feel free to shoot us an email at warnockamy@hotmail.com if you get bored and want someone to hang out with.

Amy


#11

hey Mel i will also be flying into London on the 26th. and be there for 5 days prior to my euro. getaway tour leaving on the 2nd-21st! i will be flying in with my friend, so we would also love to meet new people! Let me know! xo


#12

Hi All,
I’m staying at the Umi hotel in London from the 25th to the 30th of June after my Britain/Ireland tour to do some sightseeing. Feel free to PM me if ur there!
Brooke


#13

Hi there Mel!
I’m getting into London on the 25th of June, staying at Clink Hostel, also travelling by myself! Bit nervous hehe

If you wanted to shoot me a private message on here, if you wanted to meet up while we’re there let me know!

Cheers
Katie


#14

hi Mel,

im doing the western spirit tour in June, then staying in london from the 16th til the 30th.
If you keen to hang out just drop me a message. :slight_smile:

Vanessa


#15

Thought I would help out and get all the times everyone’s in London into 1 post :slight_smile:

mlben - 26 June for 5 days
Melissa - 28 September until 7 October
Fiona - Oct 3 til October 11
Tracey - 28 september - 3 days afterwards in London
AmyH - hubby and I will be working in London from 18th March - 29th June
LeeLee - 26th Sept. and be there for 5 days
BrookeD - 25th to the 30th of June
KatieKatie - 25th of June - unknown days?
Traveling Varty - 16th - 30th June
NatalieS - 24th April - 28th April - then for 1.5 yrs after May 24th. B-)

AND I’m arriving 5 days prior to my 29th April departure then living in London once my tour returns on May 24th :slight_smile: feel free to contact me if you want to meet up!! kitty_kat2010@hotmail.com ;D


#16

Hi All,
I will be in London solo on the end of my tour for the dates 24/25 April. Fly out that night. Am going to do a Stonehenge tour on the 25th. Staying at UMI.


#17

Thanks for the break down NatalieS! ;D


#18

Hi trace

what tour are you using to see stonehenge?, im very keep to see it but not sure the best way.

vanessa


#19

Hello my name is Tegan and I am also going to be by myself in London from the 26th July before I go on the European Venturer Tour on the 29th July. Anyone doing the same tour or going to be in London during this time?


#20

mlben - 26 June for 5 days
Melissa - 28 September until 7 October
Fiona - Oct 3 til October 11
Tracey - 28 september - 3 days afterwards in London
AmyH - hubby and I will be working in London from 18th March - 29th June
LeeLee - 26th Sept. and be there for 5 days
BrookeD - 25th to the 30th of June
KatieKatie - 25th of June - unknown days?
Traveling Varty - 16th - 30th June
NatalieS - 24th April - 28th April - then for 1.5 yrs after May 24th.
Trace - 25 and 26 April (going to Stonehenge and staying at UMI)
tegan11 - 26th to 29th July