London is by far one of the busiest and amazing cities I have ever been to. It never ceases to stand still (except for when there’s a tube strike…but even then it’s still incredibly busy). Trying to find a quiet place can be hard in London and sometimes quietness is all you crave. So, on my adventures in London, I have tried to discover some nice quiet places (near impossible).
Now, like I said, it is nearly impossible to find quiet places in London. So I thought, why not find a bit of chill time in some of the busiest places here.
So yesterday, off I trekked to Covent Garden – tourist mecca (and yes, although I live in the UK I still see myself as a tourist in London). There I got lost in the crowds and the market, but managed to find a place that was semi-quiet. A pub called ‘Punch and Judy’ which really is touristy, but who gives a toss. Not me. Especially when I found a table and stool for one. Perfect.
As I swallowed down a pint of Rekordelig cider (or tried to) and munched on some chips (not crisps), it was lovely just people watching and eavesdropping. Now, I don’t usually make a habit of listening into other people’s conversations…just sometimes they are so interesting and I can’t help it! Especially when it’s gossip.
Now, moving on to another place. This place is also very popular with tourists. It is Trafalgar Square. I sat on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields and people watched as I ate my lunch today. It was pretty nice just sitting on the steps there with other tourists and take a break.
If anyone knows of any really quiet spots in Central London please do let me know. I love gardens and picnics.
Where are your favourite places to sit down and relax in London?
I am leaving tomorrow morning so will have to try out the other quiet spots when I’m back here again.
On another note – I’m off to Edinburgh tomorrow!