London is one of the most traveller-friendly cities for women in the world. When one thinks of “city”, safety immediately becomes a concern, however, London can actually be extremely safe, especially if your stay is fairly central. An increasing number of women are choosing to travel on their own or in groups of only women. Due to this, it’s become increasingly important to find places where your safety is considered a top priority. London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and with the infinite amount of activities to partake in, and beautiful sights to see - it’s easy to see why.
We’ve put together a guide for women considering travelling to London - here are ideas on what to do, how to get around and where to stay while in this magnificent city.
When to go to London
England is famous for many things, however nice weather isn’t one of them. If you’re someone who prefers chasing the sun, we recommend going in summer. While you may still catch the odd rainy day, you’re certain to experience some gorgeous ones too!
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a proper “movie” kind of Christmas experience, then no one does it better than London. The city is bustling with Christmas markets, ice skating rinks and the best decorations!
How to get around in London
Getting around in London is a dream, as the city has one of the best transportation systems in the world. With multiple lines and many bus routes, getting to your destination proves to be no hassle at all. While the travel maps can seem a bit intimidating at first, it proves to be quite simple to figure out.
Like most big cities, London is notorious for its traffic - that’s why the best way to get around is via the Underground or “the Tube”. We recommend purchasing an Oyster card at the station, which can be reloaded with fares and is usable both on city buses and the Tube.
Where to Stay in London
Twenty Nevern Square in London’s Earls Court is a townhouse home-hotel with a high-end residential vibe. Set beside the very smart Nevern Square Garden (privately owned by Garden Members from neighbouring townhouses), Earls Court Underground Station and Olympia Exhibition Centre are minutes away. Harrods, Harvey Nichols, King’s Road and High Street Kensington are a short walk, as are theatres and attractions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum and Science Museum.
Bedrooms at this charming boutique hotel are individually designed and offer an attractive mix of European and Oriental influences. Choose a Luxury Four Poster bedroom to enjoy a king-size bed carved by hand, or select a Luxury Double room and request an Egyptian sleigh bed for something a little different. Many rooms feature individually appointed headboards, silks, and other furnishings. And for some extra space and grandeur, why not book one of the Suites?
What to do in London
- Venture out to the museums or go on a tour
London is known for its many wonderful museums and a lot of them are free! We highly recommend visiting the Tate Modern Museum of London, the National Gallery and the British Museum.
There are also many incredible tours to explore - like the Harry Potter Studio Tour!
2. Go to a Festival
Pre-covid, London was bustling with world-class festivals that took place annually. Now in a post-vaccine world, that’s about to become a reality again! We recommend keeping an eye out on London events calendars for any upcoming events.
Festivals are a great way to see everything from jazz bands to DJs - they’re also a great way to make new friends!
3. Get Dressed up for Afternoon Tea
No one does tea like the English, and the spots for good afternoon tea in London are endless! Some of our favourite spots for afternoon tea are at Lauduree, The Ritz London, Sketch, Browns and Momo!
If you’re looking for an amazing solo adventure, the next stop for a girls trip - there’s really no need to look further than London. This great city has so much to offer!