12 Quiet Places In London To Simply Chill

Being one of the largest cities in the world, London can be a bit crazy sometimes. The high-rise buildings, constant traffic jams, and ever-busy streets are anything but not quiet or peaceful. It is almost impossible to relax and unwind when sandwiched either between two shops or in a crowd of people. London is a city of opportunities. It’s a paradise for job seekers, explorers, art admirers, culture enthusiasts and adventurers.

London is the perfect combination of ancient charm and cosmopolitan culture. The historical landmarks and major attraction sites will keep you busy all day long. Don’t miss out to visit the famous attractions like the British Museum, the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace before enjoying the cider at the famous bars. Plan your visit in the summer season as it is the best time of the year.

London has an unparalleled wealth of museums and art galleries - not just the famous national collections but all over London, sometimes (literally) up a back street there are lots of specialist and local museums and galleries hiding away off the tourist trail. Then there the theatres - again not just the big west end ones but lots of little ones again hiding up back streets and worth tracking down for an eclectic mix of dramatic art. And it’s got 2,000 years of history; a surprising amount of it is still there to find.

But that is not to imply that this city doesn't have quiet places where you can chill, unwind, and introspect. London is, unsurprisingly, one of Europe's best cities to relax and recharge, especially when stressed or anxious. If you have been unproductive for some time now, touring the UK capital can be one of the possible solutions.

The other option, of course, is to consult with a life coach, who will help you dwell upon your most pressing issues, and guide you through the steps to overcome them. London is amazing to explore for its culturally and historically rich sites. Their pubs and entertainment are out of this world. It will not be difficult to discover something that fits your taste.

There are areas in London that, by design or culture, allow you to slow down and occupy a bubble of peace and calm. Some places have trees, others have grass, others have waterfalls, and others have a blend of all three. Some are within central London, others are on the outskirts, and others are tucked away waiting for you to discover them.

Places to visit in London

You will effortlessly flip the city's frown to your favor if you take the day trips from London by train or bus and visit a few of these quiet places to chill in London:

1. Bushy Park

London is known for its 8 royal parks that are scattered evenly across the city. You will be happy to know that Bushy Park is one of the easiest parks to find even for a London first-timer. It is accessible by bus or by train via Hampton Court. This park was inspired and designed by the English astronomer and geometer, Christopher Wren. Its long stretch of trees shields you from the wild city noises, allowing you to chill.

2. Barge Walk

This is yet another lined-tree shield from the city’s hustle and bustle. There is an abundance of not only trees but also seething wells and vines that beautify walls around the park, all stretching from Hampton Court Bridge through Kingston. This is also home to huge clusters swans that cheer you on as you walk. Take your time; the peace you will have acquired before getting to the other end is worth everything in this world.

3. Hampstead Heath

This goes without saying: Hampstead Heath is London’s best spot to relax and get in touch with your inner self. It is more than 790 acres of greenery and nature. You can choose to chill deep in the woodlands or swim a bit in the park’s lido. If you are excited by awesome views, Parliament Hill, the largest hill in the park, is the best place to view London’s skyline from.

4. Queen Charlotte Cottage

Pay Kew Gardens a visit and while there, be sure to knock on the door at Queen Charlotte Cottage. The now rustic cottage is located at the furthest end of the garden, making it a bit isolated. It was built along the River Thames two centuries ago, serving for many years as a getaway cottage for the royal family.

You will, therefore, have a dose of royalty when visiting this place. The cottage is now surrounded by a nice flower garden, probably the most beautiful flower garden you've seen yet. If this has helped you relax and simply find tranquility, you can order a wall art canvas for your living room, and relive that moment every day.

5. House of Queen Elizabeth I

Down the hill behind the bedroom is a low-key white palace. This is the house where Queen Elizabeth I lived, which you can see for free. It is full of interesting paintings, but the interior and the spiral staircase are worth a short visit. The house is newly equipped with elevators, making it wheelchair accessible. Get to see the best of the city by following this 4-day London itinerary featuting accessible tourism tips.

6. Greenwich Park

Another royal park worth checking out is the Greenwich Park. It has a nice flower garden that is deserted but, surprisingly, very well organized. You will have a good time chilling by the flower garden as you breathe in the awesome flower fragrances. There are also squirrels here that will entertain you as you relax by one of the park’s ponds.

The Greenwich Foot Tunnel with its lift shafts is a wonder in itself but the whole foot tunnel experience includes the view of Greenwich Royal Naval College from Island Gardens, as fine a prospect as London can offer and one which has scarcely changed in 300 years. Everything except the pie and mash is free of charge.

If it’s a warm enough day to be on the river return to town from Greenwich Pier, otherwise board a train from Maze Hill (nice walk through Greenwich Park) not Greenwich station which is further away and a bit of a trudge through the grittier underbelly of Greenwich behind the facade.

7. Epping Forest

You will find this forest somewhere between Sussex and East London. The former hunting ground for the royal family is home to thousands of beautiful plants. To complete the forest’s natural beauty are its many wetlands and grasslands. Definitely a great place in London to relax outdoors.

8. Brighton Beach

Summer is short-lived in London, but even so when the heat hits, there is always the option of enjoying a summery moment. Get some fresh sea air, eat fish and chips and dive into the sea at one of these beautiful beaches near London, which can be reached in less than two hours from the city.

Brighton Beach is one of the closest to the British capital and also the best known to Londoners. In just under an hour by train, you can enjoy its waters and a wide variety of restaurants, clubs, bars and other attractions near the seashore. The Brighton Beach has a small nudist section but the rest of the coast is open to all types of swimmers. Unlike most beaches, this one does not have sand, but is made up of pebbles, so we recommend wearing good footwear.

9. West Wittering

Very close to Brighton is West Wittering a coastal area that pleases those who prefer sandy beaches to rocky ones. With a transparent blue sea and some dunes that descend towards the sea, it is highly recommended for those who want to take a quiet bath. At times of low tide, natural pools are formed that are heated by the sun.

10. Southend Beach

Very close to London, Southend Beach is perfect to enjoy the water, as it is not highly recommended to lie on the sand due to the large amount of pebbles there. You can also go to enjoy the wide variety of restaurants overlooking the sea.

11. Bournemouth

The beach in Bournemouth is one of the most attractive options, with good views and close to the city of London . It is of special scientific interest, declared a natural reserve in 1990, being famous for its diversity of flora, fauna and geology.

12. St James's Park

This is one of the 8 royal parks in London. St. James Park is the smallest of the parks with a surface area of 57 acres while Bushy Park is the biggest with over 1000 acres. We mentioned Bushy Park earlier, but you still have the rest 7 to sample.

St. James Park, for example, is very calm and green; just the right prescription for a worn-out mind. The park is also home to several lakes that will always provide you with the tranquil setting that your mind and soul yearns for. You will also watch birds especially pigeons and squirrels as you meditate. Nature has never been more beautiful.

Parting shot…

After having a peaceful, quiet time in London, remember to order a wall canvas from London so as to bring the city’s vibe home though your house decoration.
Kalyan Panja