Here’s the place to find calm in London

From parks to cafe’s to museums, we set up this directory to help Londoners find more calm as part of our mission to spread the calm. You’ll find places that are a little quieter and more peaceful than the rest of the city, and help foster mindfulness.

If you’d like to add or suggest a listing or if your business or service is listed here and you would like us to change any details or to remove you, please let us know.

We make every effort to ensure the information is correct, but please check with the venues before making any big plans.

40 Winks
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The house was built in 1717, so is almost three hundred years old.

Although it might seem rather odd (and occasionally frustrating for some), they have just two guest bedrooms at 40 Winks.... one double room and one single room. There is just one beautiful bathroom, which is shared by the double room and the single room.

It is an immersive experience, an invitation to lose yourself in another more fabulous, more magical world.

Business Website Address: http://www.40winks.org/
Address: 109 Mile End Road, Stepney Green, London E1 4UJ
Accessibility: Wheelchair to the house is very difficult.
Business Phone Number: 020 7790 0259
42° Raw
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42° Raw, defies all expectations by stripping its post-exhibition treats down to the raw. A sign reading ‘cooking is so last year’ at the entrance sets the tone. The dish names may sound familiar – Thai noodles, lasagne, avocado sandwich – but the reality defies expectations. The ‘Thai noodles’ turned out to be raw carrot and courgette ribbons in a coconut curry sauce, while the sandwich ‘bread’ was not baked, but made out of cold-pressed seeds.

Business Website Address: http://www.42raw.com/
Address: 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3EX
Opening times: Monday-friday 10:00 – 20:00 Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 Sunday 11:00 – 17:00 Holidays 11:00 – 17:00
Business Mobile Phone Number: +45 3212 3210
Aerial Yoga London
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With the weight of the body supported students learn how to achieve proper postural alignment through relaxation rather than effort. Producing a peaceful state of mind & a wonderful feeling of lightness in the body

Business Website Address: http://www.aerialyogalondon.co.uk/
Address: 30 New Road Whitechapel E1 2AX
Opening times: Tes-Sun
Business Phone Number: 074 7473 8979
Alchemy
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It may be noisy outside with every market stall playing loud music to attract customers, but once inside this yoga and meditation centre you can immediately escape the cacophony.

In addition to individual treatments such as Indian head massage or acupressure, group sessions are organised throughout the week. In the beautiful circle room, embossed with a brass loop in the wooden floor, you can take part in gentle kundalini yoga or meditation classes.

The centre is beautifully equipped with attractive changing rooms and has a small cafe selling vegan food and health drinks, including wonderfully invigorating coconut water.

Business Website Address: http://www.alchemycentre.co.uk/
Address: Unit 101, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH
Opening times: Monday 12pm - 9pm, Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 9pm. Saturday and Sunday 9am - 7.30pm. For class times see the website
Accessibility: No wheelchair access
Business Phone Number: 020 7267 6188
Alchemy
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In the busy rush of Camden London, there is a place of stillness and peace.
The Centre called Alchemy.

Like the medieval science for which it’s named, it is defined by discovery and transformation.

Address: First Floor Offices, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London, Camden NW1 8AH
Opening times: Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm Sat-Sun: 9am-7.30pm
Business Phone Number: 020 7267 6188
Algerian Coffee Stores
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Since the doors first opened in 1887 coffee and tea have dominated the shops atmosphere. Today, 128 years later, the Algerian Coffee Stores has evolved into one of the worlds best known and leading suppliers of coffee and tea. Offering a choice of over 80 coffees and 120 teas from around the world. The list continues to grow as they continue to source speciality coffee and teas from small corners of the world. They source original, delicious and fine confectionery. There is also a large variety of domestic coffee makers.
The shop still retains some original features, the wooden shelves along the walls, the original wooden counter and display case.

Business Website Address: http://www.algcoffee.co.uk/
Address: 52 Old Compton Sreet, London W1D 4PB
Opening times: Monday - Wednesday 9am - 7pm, Thursday and Friday 9am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 8pm
Accessibility: It is wheelchair accessible (help is available to get into the shop)
Business Phone Number: 020 7437 2480
Ambala Foods
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Ambala is one of the most prestigious confectionery and savoury brands in the world, known for the excellent quality of its products. The range of Asian sweets on offer at Ambala vary from delicious after-dinner desserts to exotic confectioneries.

From amongst the classical Asian sweets they offer include delicious Rasmalai, succulent Rasgulla mouth-watering Gulab Jamun, delicate Jalebis and delectable Barfis and Halwas, not to mention their exquisite Baklava.

Business Website Address: https://www.ambalafoods.com/
Address: 112-114 Drummond Sreet, London NW1 2HN
Opening times: Daily 9am - 8.30pm
Accessibility: It is wheelchair accessible
Business Mobile Phone Number: 0845 003 5655
Amico Bio
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Amico Bio opened in 2010 and is the brainchild of Pasquale Amico.

London's original vegetarian-organic-Italian restaurant, boasting an intimate, rustic dining area that doesn't compromise on character and atmosphere, Amico Bio stands as one of the city's more vivid, singular and innovative eateries.

Business Website Address: http://www.amicobio.co.uk/
Address: 44 Cloth Fair City of London EC14 7JQ
Opening times: Mon-Fri: 12am-10pm
Andrew Edmunds
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Established 1986, Andrew Edmunds is considered one of the last bastions of 'old Soho'. This 18thc. town house has, for almost thirty years, attracted many loyal customers. A relaxed atmosphere, seasonal menu and famous but reasonably priced wine list have ensured our enduring popularity.

Business Website Address: http://www.andrewedmunds.com/
Address: 46 Lexington Street, Soho W1F 0LW
Opening times: Lunch: Monday - Friday 12pm – 3.30pm, Saturday 12.30pm - 3.30pm, Sunday 1pm - 4pm / Evening: Monday - Saturday 5.30pm - 10.45pm, Sunday 6pm - 10.30pm
Accessibility: Partial wheelchair access
Business Phone Number: 020 7437 5708
Anglesea Arms
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The Anglesea Arms is found on Selwood Terrace in South Kensington, where Charles Dickens once resided at no. 11. The site was originally a market garden and nursery dating back to 1712. A beautiful traditional pub that feels older than it looks with warranted reputation for its excellent food and drink offering…

There is a large terrace out the front of the pub, and a few tables down the side of the pub, where you can eat from both menus and enjoy the sun (if there is any).

Address: 15 Selwood Terrace, South Kensington, SW7 3QG
Opening times: Monday - Saturday 11am - 11pm, Sunday 12pm - 10.30pm
Accessibility: The downstairs toilets are not accessible for wheelchair users
Business Phone Number: 0207 373 7960