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.
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Our exercise studios have sprung floors and air conditioning and are the perfect place to lose weight, tone up and get healthy.
With three spacious studios, we offer over 90 classes a week including Aerobics, Pilates, Yoga or Meditation.
Brompton Cemetery, one of London's Magnificent Seven historic cemeteries, is a magical place, combining historic monuments, trees and wildlife with the stories of the remarkable people buried here. It is designated Grade I on English Heritage's Register of Parks and Gardens.
This beautiful landscape is the only Cemetery in the country owned by the Crown and managed by The Royal Parks on behalf of the nation.
Not only is one of the best wholefood shops in London, it is also one of the cheapest.
The vegetable section is piled high with shiny organic lemons and wooden boxes of freshly picked spinach and crisp fennel. You can also get refills for nature friendly cleaning products as well as luscious blueberry cakes, gentle hand creams and even organic pet food.
Bumpkin is your local Great British Brasserie, a home from home serving delicious British dishes, made with locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. Bumpkin is your perfect neighbourhood retreat and we look forward to serving you the best in British food soon.
Bunhill Fields burial ground is located in the London Borough of Islington but is owned and maintained by the City of London.
The 1.6 hectares of Bunhill Fields are an oasis of calm and greenery in a busy, congested locality just north of the City of London’s square mile, which has been managed as a public open space by the City of London since 1867.
Renowned for being one of the best contemporary art centres in London, this is also a great place to have afternoon tea.
In warmer weather you can sit outside in the garden with a cup of fresh mint tea and home-made cake.
Two unique acres of wild green space right in the heart of London, this innovative and internationally acclaimed reserve on the banks of the Regent's Canal is a place for both people and wildlife.
Camley Street Natural Park was created from an old coal yard back in 1984. It sits in the middle of King’s Cross, alongside the sparkling new Eurostar station at St Pancras
It is popular with all kinds of people seeking respite from the buzz of the city around them, as well as being a hub for London Wildlife Trust volunteers. Individuals are welcome to drop in during opening hours.
The reserve has a visitor centre and provides natural habitat for birds, butterflies, amphibians and a rich variety of plant life.
Renowned Victorian writer Thomas Carlyle lived here from 1851 to 1881 with his wife Jane, who was not only a prolific letter writer herself, but also encouraged her illustrious, rather shy husband.
Built in 1708, this is a beatiful house to wander around, with the added attraction of discovering the lives of two 19th-century literary celebrities.
They remain faithful to traditional methods and are still baking their bagels by hand, giving each one their full attention.
Their outstanding team of chefs and pastry experts will provide you with the freshest breads, desserts and cakes as well as bespoke speciality cakes tailor-made to your every desire. They also offer a wide selection of finger food, light bites and platters for every occasion.
Carnevale is tiny but chic, so smart that a good number of diners never realise it is a vegetarian restaurant. Cooking capable of excellence, such as heart celeriac and horseradish soup or a spicy risotto with dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts.