London is an exciting, vibrant and often noisy city but this busy metropolis also has a quiet side. Siobhan Wall encourages Londoners and visitors to the capital to wander away from the crowds and discover calm amid the hustle and bustle.
This is a guide to over 100 quiet corners in the city. There are peaceful gardens to enjoy, green spaces to wander through, places to rest, relax and recuperate, to meditate and invite mindful contemplation.
With evocative photographs and a short description for each location, including travel, access and contact details, Quiet London: Quiet Corners reveals the hidden, tranquil places in one of the world’s liveliest cities.
SIOBHAN WALL is a writer and artist. She has worked as a senior lecturer, teaching photography, cultural studies, video production and fine art for over ten years at universities in London and Oxford. Her artwork has been exhibited alongside Paula Rego and at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and ICA in London. She is the author of Quiet London, Quiet Amsterdam and Quiet Paris. She lives Amsterdam.
Parks, gardens and open spaces
Places to relax
Places of worship
Places near water
Places to sit
Places to stay
Index of places by area
"What we love most about Wall's books is Wall's taste ... her selection of places is just wonderful. These are books that will entice even the weariest Londoner to fall in love with our city all over again"