How to Keep Busy On Your Own in Swansea

Although Swansea is a haven for families and couples visiting its shops and sights, it also plays host to many thousands of individual people on business.

And sometimes, when you’re alone in an unfamiliar city, it can be a boring, maybe even lonely, experience.

But it doesn’t have to be that way!

There’s plenty to do in Swansea on your own. Get your company card out and visit some particularly single-person centric activities in Swansea:

The Grape and Olive

The Grape and Olive in SA1

Let’s face it, there’s little that a businessman likes more than a quiet beer in a pleasant pub. And if you’re looking for a great bar, there aren’t many better than the Grape and Olive.

At the very top of the tallest building in Wales, the former BT tower, the Grape and Olive is roughly 20 minutes’ walk from The Dragon Hotel and the perfect place to relax over a cold beer or even a freshly-made cocktail.

Grosvenor Casino

It’s not every person’s first choice, but Grosvenor Casino is a popular option for many businessmen.

Just a minute or two’s walk from The Dragon Hotel, the casino on High St is a decent way to while away an hour or two (responsibly, of course). Whether you’re proficient at poker, brilliant at blackjack or feeling risky on roulette, there’s all sorts on offer if you’re that way inclined.


People from Cardiff may disagree, but Swansea has risen to become the sporting capital of Wales in recent years. From Premier League Swansea City and the Ospreys rugby team to Swansea Storm Basketball, there’s every chance that there’s a sporting event on when you’re in town.


Thankfully, going alone to the cinema no longer has the stigma it used to. So why not pop down to Swansea’s Odeon or Vue, in Parc Tawe and York Street in the centre of town respectively, to catch the film that your other half doesn’t want to see?

And it may be a little drive out of town in the heart of studentville, but Taliesin independent cinema shows some must-see films you probably wouldn’t find elsewhere – perfect if you’ve slightly leftfield tastes and prefer a more personal approach than a soulless megacinema.

Have a night in

Every room at The Dragon Hotel is kitted out with Sky TV, free Wi-Fi and in-room movies – perfect for a relaxing night in for the self-dependant business traveller.

Grab a beer or three, put your feet up and get the football or the latest film on. Can’t say better than that.

Looking for somewhere comfortable to stay when you’re in Swansea on business? Get exclusive rates by booking online today at The Dragon Hotel. Talk to our team today on +44 (0)1792 657 100.