And if you are having an anxious time you need somewhere to get head right.So why not have a look at my list of some peaceful places in town to help you get your zen back.
We’ll start with my personal favourite;
Haberdashery Department, Liberty
OK, so this one really only works for the creatives but this is a great store. The old timber beams and the creaking floor boards make this place extra special.
It’s a great place for some peace and quiet among the colourful yarns and patterned fabrics.
Where: Great Marlborough Street, next to Regents Street
Kyoto Garden, Holland Park
There are several locations for this Edwardian book shop. I found the Holland Park location many years ago. I love shopping for a new book and this is one of the best book shops I’ve been to. The wood paneling and display tables make it feel like you’ve gone back in time.
Where: Marylebone High St, Fulham Rd, Holland Park and others
Is there anything more peaceful than staring at a statue’s marble genitals? No? Well then the V&A is for you. Not only is it full to the rafters with stone male privates but some beautifully designed antiquities too. Its a great place to gain some inspiration and breath in the culture.
It’s a little quieter that it’s neighbour the Natural History Museum with less children screaming that they want to go back to see the dinosaurs.
Where: South Kensington
Wildflower Garden, London Fields
Take a stroll through the flowers in London Fields with this beautiful nature walk. Next to the drunken revelry of the rest of London Fields, this plant paradise, peaceful and full of buzzing Bees to help you get back to nature.
Maze, Hampton Court Palace
If you are feeling adventurous why not venture a little further and head to Hampton Court. Not only was the location used for Harry Potter (any excuse to wear my cape), but it is also home to an awesome maze. This is the kind of maze you should take your parents when you are annoyed with them as you can be sure you’ll lose them for a good hour.
Where: Hampton Court Palace
I hope that you enjoyed my most peaceful places in London list. Let me know if you have any of your own in the comment section, places you can sit and unwind and curse the London transport system in peace.