October 29, 2019

Memoirs: Solo Adventures In London

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Megabus. 

You might find it weird that I live in London and I took a little adventure in my city but I have always said this – there is travel at home.

London is one fo the most famous cities in the world and I take living here for granted. Have I been on the London Eye? No. Hampton Court Palace? No. Richmond Park? Also no. Can I really call myself a Londoner if I have skipped out on these iconic ‘London’ things? Of course. Being a Londoner has no definition.

This past weekend I took myself on solo adventure to explore, enjoy and eat on a budget. London is one of the most expensive cities in the world and to have fun comes at a price HOWEVER it is all about your mindset. I took a walk through Hyde Park which was free! Seeing the crisp autumn leaves, the sun beaming through the gaps in the branches and just walking around taking it all in was just what I needed. You don’t actually need to be doing anything or spending anything to have fun. You can simply go for a walk and clear your mind.

Here are some free things you can do in London:

Parks

Hyde Park

Regents Park

Finsbury Park

Hampstead Heath

Primrose Hill

St James’ Park

Museums

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The National History Museum (My favourite museum in London)

The British Museum (Open until 8.30pm on Fridays)

The Science Museum

London doesn’t have to be expensive. Change your mindset. Do you need to be at an overpriced restaurant or doing an overpriced activity to prove you were here? Not at all. They say the best things in life are free after all.

Getting here

If you’re visiting The Big Smoke from across the UK, a cost effective way is getting here is via Megabus. The drop off point is London Victoria Coach station which is a short walk from the Queen’s house – Buckingham Palace. And if you’re on a tight budget there is plenty of cheap accommodation options across the city. Or if you really want to keep costs low, visit for the day meaning you don’t have to lug your luggage around with you.

For more ideas for exploring London, check out the Megabus city guides.

And if you think coaches are uncomfortable, the answer is yes of course they can be but with a few accessories like a neck pillow, sleeping mask, ear plugs and a water bottle, you’ll soon be thinking you’re in first class. Almost…

Megabus is launching new buses in six cities across the UK this month, including London!

I used to use Megabus an awful lot in my student days by visiting my friends at all their universities across the UK. This was before the days of halving a travel blog and documenting my journeys. I remember one of my cheapest journeys being a £6 return journey from London to Preston. That wouldn’t even get me a daily travel card in London now!

Do you explore your home town or city often?

Char xo

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Megabus. All views are my own. 

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A Little Bit About Me

Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.