Famed for the movie Notting Hill, West London with its colourful markets, hundreds of deer and rugby roars has a lively mix of history and cosmopolitan nightlife.
What to see and do in West London:
- Richmond Park – see hundreds of deer roam free in 2500 acres of parkland or enjoy a stroll along the Thames (TW10 5HS)
- Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew – relax and enjoy being transported through 300 acres of interesting plants and heavenly flowers stand in awe inside the Temperate House, the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse. (TW9 3AB)
The leafy streets of West London
- Notting Hill – famous for its namesake blockbuster movie, experience the cool vibe of Portobello Road Market where there’s a treasure for everyone and always an international feast of places to eat. (W11 3DB)
- Little Venice – soak up a sense of Venice while watching the pretty narrowboats and visiting the many floating cafes, bars and shops. (W9 2PB)
- Twickenham stadium – enjoy a fascinating tour of the home of England rugby and learn about rugby around the world in the World Rugby Museum. (TW2 7PS)
- Hampton Court Palace and Gardens – tour one of Henry VIII’s residences and learn about the Tudor dynasty. Step outside the palace to explore the 60 acres of Hampton Court Gardens and try not to get lost in the Palace maze, (KT8 9AU)
- Eventim Apollo Hammersmith – this beautiful 1930s building began life as a cinema and now comes alive with music performances from many international artists. (W6 9QH)
You might not be feeling the fun vibes if you are going through tough times in West London.
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Social media helps many to feel less isolated
Sometimes we may seek solitude because we just feel like being alone. However, long-term isolation has a detrimental effect on our health and well-being and that’s where social media and websites such as The Group Hug can enable people to connect and make new acquaintances.
Although it cannot replace that physical face-to-face interaction, it can help to alleviate the feeling of complete isolation. There are opportunities for like-minded people to connect in the forum or within the Facebook group and meet if they wish. Small local networks have been built and there have been many cases of people meeting-up through the site and becoming firm friends. Feeling lonely is an unfortunate reality for many and it can affect anyone at anytime across all social backgrounds.
How can you help yourself to feel less lonely?
So, what can you do if you feel all alone? There is help out there and it is not a sign of weakness to admit that you are feeling on your own. Have you tried the Meetup App? It’s a super way to make new local friends because you simply enter your information, what you like to do and hey presto, you will start to get invitations to things you might like to engage in. It could be walking, pub lunches, interesting talks. Don’t feel shy about attending as most of the people in the group probably experienced the feeling of loneliness exactly like you; hence why they joined the group in the first place. On top of that, many of the meet-ups are free. Read the rest of our article on loneliness here