A Girl’s Guide to Flying Solo in London

London is arguably one of the world’s most popular destinations for a city break, and with some of the UK’s finest landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral it is easy to see why. On top of this, London is a fashion mecca where you can find everything from vintage bargains at Notting Hill’s Portobello Market or investing in a designer piece from one of the uber chic fashion houses on Kings Road in Chelsea.

Women who are wanting to hit the city for a weekend of retail therapy but have been let down by their girlfriends need not be deterred by the idea of travelling to London alone. With some careful planning and booking travel and accommodation arrangements in advance, you can actually find the whole experience incredibly liberating as you don’t need to think about another person’s itinerary.

There are benefits to travelling alone, solo women are not perceived as being threatening whereas single men are often seen as suspicious and to be avoided at all costs. Women find it much easier to make friends when travelling alone, and can even enjoy the benefits of their feminine wiles to gain discounts and upgrades from hotels and stores.  That said lone women need to be much more aware of their surroundings, especially if they are in a new place, and should avoid drinking excess alcohol or walking in the city late at night alone.

If you want to experience the delights of London while flying solo then why not indulge yourself in the VIP treatment at The Montcalm Hotel?

This five star hotel boasts excellent customer service and security, and staff are on hand 24/7 to make sure you have a fantastic stay, and is perfectly located in central London just a stone’s throw away from the city’s exclusive shopping district, Mayfair. If you want to rub shoulders with the celebrities and upper echelons of society then head down to the uber stylish borough of Chelsea, which is home to the famous Sloane Street and Kings Road.

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