Quiet London is a guide to interesting, attractive and quiet places to meet, drink, eat, swim, rest, shop, sleep or read. It includes short descriptions, travel and contact details and simple but atmospheric photographs.
England's capital is a big, exciting, bustling city. But not everyone wants to be in a busy, noisy place. Sometimes Londoners and visitors alike need somewhere peaceful where they can talk, relax or read a book. This charming guide can show you where to find these hidden, peaceful places in the midst of the capital's hustle and bustle. From lesser known gardens and parks to tucked away cafes and galleries, this unique and original guide will take you off the beaten track in search of attractive places where you don't need to strain to hear each other speak! A city guide like no other, it is full of interesting and quiet places to meet, drink, eat, swim, rest, shop, sleep or read, with short descriptions, travel and contact details for each place and illustrated with simple but atmospheric photographs. A must-have guide for both Londoners and visitors to the capital.
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As a DJ I fear silence... All the same, I was fascinated to discover 'Quiet London' this week, a gret new book listing places to find peace and contemplation amid the urban sprawl. -- Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music DJ Grazia Just what the ear doctor recommended. Eastern Daily Press Beautifully produced and illustrated with some inspiring photographs in a neat, contemporary layout. Now for the rest of Britian please Siobhan... Round and About Surrey Quiet London has some great suggestions if you want to eat, drink, read or shop quietly. Psychologies If you are stuck in the metropolis and can't get out, this just might preserve your sanity. One in Seven Full of whispered pleasures, this off-the-beaten-track guide shows you where to sit and stare - Zen gardens, quiet cafes, secret pools, tiny museums, blissful bookshops. Many places listed are also blissfully background music - and mobile - free. Sainsbury's Magazine In the bustling, noisy, traffic-filled capital, with its streets filled with large chain shops one can be forgiven for thinking there is no choice but to push through the hoards and join the queues. But thankfully, this little book says otherwise. Good Book Guide
About Siobhan Wall
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.
Table of Contents
Parks, gardens and nature reserves
Places to relax and retreat centres
Places of worship
Restaurants and cafes
Places to have afternoon tea
Pubs and wine bars
Hotels and places to stay
Quiet London by Siobhan Wall
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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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