Quiet London, Paperback
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Where can Londoners and visitors find quiet places to meet and talk?

London is an exciting place to be, but not everyone wants to be in a noisy environment listening to loud music.

Perhaps they want to be somewhere where they can read a book, or sit and linger for a while.

Many visitors to the capital long to discover places off the beaten track - find a delightful garden to sit in or a tree-lined walk by a river.

Busy Londoners are often looking for somewhere to go which is an alternative to lively venues; a place where things are understated rather than grabbing their attention...Quiet London is a guide to quiet places to meet, drink, eat, swim, rest, shop, sleep or read.

It includes interesting, attractive places where people don't have to strain to hear each other speak.

There are short descriptions for each venue, alongside travel and contact details and simple but atmospheric photographs in colour and black and white.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 120 photographs in colour and b/w
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel & holiday guides
  • ISBN: 9780711231900


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This lovely little book was written by an artist and university lecturer based in London who began to search for places of solitude within the noisy, crowded streets of the capital. Based on personal explorations and recommendations from friends and people she encountered, [Quiet London] briefly describes well over 100 hidden and lesser known gardens, parks, art galleries, cafes, bookshops, cemeteries and other spots where one can relax in an environment free of music and crowds within zones 1 and 2. Each entry includes a photograph, web site, and directions via the Underground and bus. Only a couple of the sites were familiar to me, particularly the London Review Cake Shop within the London Review Bookshop and The Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury, but there were at least two or three dozen sites that looked especially interesting. This is a book that I'll bring with me on all of my future trips to London, and I would highly recommend it for casual visitors and longtime residents of the city.