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Travelling Alone In London

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It’s one thing to travel with your friends. It’s another thing to travel with no one, but yourself. Fret not, though. Travelling alone is a great experience – especially if you’re going somewhere like the United Kingdom’s capital, which has no shortage of places to see or things to do or people to encounter and more.

With that, here are some points when travelling in London:

Be prepared.

Airline tickets? Check. Hotel rooms? Check. Itinerary maps? Emergency kits? Survival tools? If you wanna travel – or more specifically, if you wanna travel alone in London – you need to be prepared. And you don’t just need to be prepared. You need to be fully prepared, as well as more aware on what’s happening around you – just in case you suddenly get lost or accidentally get wounded.

Pack lightly.

Travelling in the United Kingdom’s capital will definitely up one’s knack for adventure. With a total land area of 1,572 km² or 157,200 hectares, you will never run out of places to see here. Thus, you need to pack lightly. This is not just for you to move around freely, but also to fully experience London’s scenic views and charming milieu – without compromising any limitations or without feeling any kind of pain.

Visit suburbs.

As mentioned before, travelling alone is a great experience. But when it comes to places you’ll stay in for days or even months, nothing compares visiting suburbs like Hornsey in Northern London. For one, it has a residential feel all over the place – making one feel like he is just at home, even if he is far away. It also has a traditional feel all over the place – being the oldest village in London and all.

Do you any other points when travelling in London? Let us know in the comments section below!

Spending Time Outdoors at Priory Park

A visit to the park is the quickest way to spend some time with nature. Priory Park in Middle Lane N8 is one of the many green spaces across Greater London. It is a public park that provides people in and around Hornsey an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Locals as well as tourists visiting the area will find it an attractive place to spend some time outdoors. Priory Park has been around for over a hundred years. The sense of history and the natural scenery make it an interesting place to explore.

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Go for a stroll around the park

Stroll around the park and soak in the scenery. See the flowers in bloom and listen to the sounds of birds chirping. Visit the Pavilion which serves as a gathering place for private parties and community events. The pavilion also serves as the base of a conservation charity working in the area.

Dine al fresco in the park grounds

Indulge in an impromptu picnic by enjoying a leisurely snack or meal at the park. You can spend the time at one of the picnic benches near the playground. Or you can head to the Philosopher’s garden which is a dog-free area. The garden sits near a wildlife pond, which serves as beautiful backdrop for an al fresco meal.

Take part in some recreational activities

There are sports and recreational facilities in the park that you can use. You can play basketball and tennis or watch some of the activities at the paddling pool area. The park area covers more than six hectares. You can use the time to explore more by walking around.

Spend time at a café while taking in the view

You can take a break at the café located at the heart of the park. Enjoy a cup of your favorite brew while soaking in the sights around you. The café is conveniently located near the public toilets so it’s a good place to unwind before you head back to your wanderings.

Visit the old fountain

Head east to take a look at the old fountain that dates back to the late 19th century. The massive fountain made of granite is one of the known landmarks in the park.