London is a fascinating city to explore but the pace of life in the city can get a bit too hectic for visitors at times. It is at these moments that people look for quieter spots to escape the hustle and bustle of life in the city. Thankfully, London is home to plenty of such quieter spots to explore and spend some tranquil moments in reflective contemplation.
Choosing to stay at a hotel at a quiet location like at the Montcalm Marble Arch hotel will definitely offer a peaceful and tranquil environment. In fact, most of the Montcalm hotels in the city are in cosy and quiet sections offering the guests a relatively peaceful ambience. After a hectic business meet or tour of the city, head back to the hotel for a refreshing Montcalm Marble Arch Afternoon Tea experience. Later you could head out to any of the more tranquil locations to chill out such as:
Selfridges Silent Room: One of the more unique ways to get rid of stress in London is a visit to the Silent Room, located in one of the most legendary department stores in the city, Selfridges. While the store is bustling with frenetic activity with visitors traipsing through the place, the Silent Room is the antithesis of the activity in the Store. Although the concept existed in a more rudimentary form conceived by its founder Harry Selfridge in 1909, the room has been updated to contemporary times in 2013. Visitors wanting to experience the Silent room for themselves, need to deposit their electronic devices including smartphones before entering the room. While it may seem a bit radical for some, it certainly is a very effective way to enjoy some quiet downtime.
Mudchute Farm: The last thing visitors will expect to find in the concrete jungle of Canary Wharf is a rustic country styled farm! But that is exactly what they get to experience when they drop in at Mudchute Farm with the city skyline and its imposing skyscrapers as a backdrop. When you want to escape the hectic pace of the city, head to this unique 32 acres oasis by hopping aboard the DLR network. Once there you can put all your cares behind you and revel in the abundance of natural beauty at the farm.
National Portrait Gallery: One of the finest art galleries in the city, the National Gallery houses some of the finest painted portraits in the world. They also offer drawing sessions and art workshops for those keen to improve their artistic talents. Since most of them are held in the evenings it is a convenient time to join after a hectic day of activities. If nothing else just taking a tour of the gallery will be a thrilling experience.
London Wetland Centre: A short trip from the city centre and you can arrive at the London Wetland Centre, among the most serene spots in London. Irrespective of the weather there are plenty of activities to stay busy, with scenic beauty and an abundance of wildlife in contrast to the urban jungle of the city. Visitors can tour the centre on their own and take a guided tour of the centre and admire the flora and fauna all around.