8 out of 10 Londoners happy to eat out alone


London has been crowned as one of the solo dining capitals of the UK, according to new research reported by LondonTV!

The study, from hotel chain Jurys Inn, revealed that 78.7% of people in London would be happy to go out for a meal on their own, with 27.9% having eaten out alone in the past month. The top 10 solo dining cities in the UK were:

Bristol (31.8%)
Birmingham (29.2%)
London (27.9%)
Brighton (26.7%)
Southampton (25.8%)
Edinburgh (25%)
Manchester (24%)
Newcastle (23.9%)
Cardiff (23.5%)
Leeds (23.5%)

Looking at the country as a whole, 73% of Brits said they would have no problem enjoying a meal out on their own, with only 27% saying they’d never do it.

Unsurprisingly, millennials seem to be driving this change in attitude, with 80% of 25-34 year olds saying they’re more than happy to dine out alone, and 22% having done so in the past week. At the other end of the scale, 16-24 year olds are the least likely to enjoy a meal by themselves, with 32% saying they never would.

Find out more by visiting the Jurys Inn website – https://www.jurysinns.com/blog/news-and-events/table-for-one