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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.

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.

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 visit one of these quiet places to chill in London:

1. Bushy Park

This is one of the 8 royal parks in London. 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. A Royal Park of your choice

London is known for its 8 royal parks that are scattered evenly across the city. 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.

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.

All the other parks are more or less the same as the three we have discussed here. The choice is all yours.

6. 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.

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.
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