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The world’s best destinations for solo travel

Joining the solo travel tribe may seem a little daunting, but it means discovering the treasures of the world exactly the way you want to – it’s the greatest form of self-indulgence. You can make new friends or be left in total peace, you can explore at your own pace and you can eat whatever cuisine you fancy, whenever you like. Whether it’s an action-packed trip of a lifetime or a laid-back city sojourn, these are the top destinations you should explore to master the art of solo travel.

London: quirky cafés and bottomless brunches

What else could weekends possibly be for, if not enjoying the company of your friends and catching up over a glass of fizz in the hours following noon? Leave the shopping for online, the museums for Sundays and the West End for evenings – brunch is where it’s at, and London’s eclectic selection of quirky cafés, dazzling diners and stylish restaurants offer something for any brunch occasion. When it comes to your next prosecco-pouring, smoothie-slurping venture, you need look no further than here: we’ve scoured north, east, south and west to find the coolest spots to share a laugh – and maybe a bottle – with your closest.

Brighton city guide: where to eat, drink, shop and more

Once a port town and health resort, now a lively and eclectic city, Brighton has long provided excitement and merriment for day-trippers from London. The city’s iconic pier inspires happy memories of sunny days out for many and still draws in visitors despite its old age – almost 120 years to be exact. Though Brighton is very much still a day-trip destination, its vibrant and …