Top Boltholes Revealed as Londoners Venture Out Post-Lockdown

Ahead of lockdown lifting further, Bolt – London’s second-largest ride-hailing platform – has teamed up with London’s top travel experts to curate a collection of boltholes they found on their doorstep during lockdown.

In a bid to get London moving again, the collection of boltholes has been curated by Londoners – for Londoners – to help them discover the beautiful and mostly undiscovered destinations in their own city.

Sam Raciti, General Manager – UK at Bolt said: “We know that Brits love a summer getaway, and with the current international holiday restrictions still in place, we wanted to inspire Londoners to discover the hidden beauty spots that are right on their doorsteps. Whether it be a well-loved park or a more secluded spot, it’s clear that there is a wealth of beauty to enjoy in London – providing the perfect opportunity to enjoy secret escapes until we can jet abroad once again.”


As the second-largest ride-hailing platform, and the fastest growing mobility platform in the world, Bolt is on a mission to get Londoners moving again as restrictions continue to lift and will offer a safe, affordable and carbon-neutral way of getting around. With Bolt’s data showing a 23%** increase in rides since the initial lifting of lockdown, the ride-hailing app is on a mission to get Londoners excited about their local areas once again.

Bolt’s collection of London’s boltholes includes well-known green spaces such as Finsbury Park and Gunnersbury Park as well as smaller spots like The Dickens Inn in St Katharine’s Docks.

Some of our favourite picks include:

North London

London influencer, Anoushka highlighted the natural beauty of Walthamstow Wetlands, part of the London Wildlife Trust, as a perfect spot for a walk this summer.

South London

The tranquil surrounding of the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park was also uncovered by Anoushka.

Other undiscovered boltholes included the picturesque Crystal Palace Park, loved by influencer Eboni.

East London

Style influencer, Juti shared her favourite secluded spot – Crossrail Roof Gardens in Canary Wharf – which showcases greenery from around the world atop of a retail complex.

West London

Juti also chose Syon House & Gardens in Hounslow, one of the last great houses of London, as another favourite bolthole.

Anoushka said: “There are many London gems that aren’t easily accessible by public transport, so it’s really convenient being able to grab a Bolt when I want to explore a new location and access some of the city’s more out-of-the-way spots!”

Leigh Travers said: “I’ve used ride-hailing a lot more than I ever did during lockdown, because it felt a lot safer to travel by Bolt than it did by public transport. I’ll definitely be using it a lot more in the future as it’s much more convenient being dropped off directly to your destination rather than trying to navigate an app like Citymapper.”

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