Booking your stay in centrally located hotels like Accommodation in Paddington London has benefits due to the fact that you’re so close to great transport links and near many of the cities iconic landmarks. One downside however, is that, especially on weekends, holiday season and at rush hour you’ll be faced with large swathes of tourists and communities. Whilst some people love the buzz of the big city crowd, others with more claustrophobic tendencies may prefer open spaces where you can find relaxation. Less crowds means more respite and below you can find a list of some areas of the city where peace and quiet reigns over loud hubbubs.


Roof terraces

Roof terraces provide two purposes, open space and fresh air as well as great views over the city. Although slightly crowded on weekends, Franks rooftop bar in Peckham has a great feel about, mixing with the South London locals and with some great drinks on offer all summer round, you’ll find a heady mix of fresh air and a laid back drink will be just the big city remedy you’ll need.

SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

At the London University of School of African and Oriental Studies, you’ll find an amazing rooftop garden which is dedicated to Kanji, or forgiveness. This rooftop full of minimalist shrubbery, water features and meditation areas is a great visit for anyone looking for some peace and quiet from the city.

Richmond Park

Explore the great outdoors in one of London’s best Royal Parks. Located in Richmond in West London, this deer park was created in the 17th century by Charles I so he could hunt deer. Now open to the public, the park consists of 856 hectares of land including the Isabella Plantation botanical garden. It is here where you will find calming streams and a whole host of flora and fauna. What’s more, the park is a natural conservation area for deer, so a picnic in the park becomes a nibble in nature.

victoria park

Victoria Park

Another area of London for guests staying in the Park Grand London Paddington to reach new areas is Victoria Park. Based in the borough of Hackney, Victoria Park was opened by Queen Victoria herself back in the 19th century and is commonly known as the people’s park. A short walk away from such hubs as Hackney Wick and natural conservation areas like Hackney Marshes, Victoria Park has everything you’d need for a sunny day, including cafes, skate parks, swimming pools and playgrounds for the kids. For those looking for open spaces the most enticing element is the vast swathes of green fields, primed for fun in the sun.

The magnificent 7

For the melancholy and the morbid, the magnificent 7 will float your boat whilst also bringing with it a sense of quiet natural beauty which is unique to the area. Made up of 7 huge cemeteries around the city including Highgate and Nunhead, these amazing tombs are the resting places of many famous figures whilst also being an area where the natural greenery is allowed to roam free. Although historic graveyards, these area give visitors shade and a serenity which comes from the calm feeling of these beautiful and historic graveyards.