London is an enchanting city, but sometimes the fast pace can be enough to make even the most chilled-out visitor hope for a break. Londoners know some of the best places to keep them calm amid the hustle and bustle of city life. If you’re attending a business meeting in London, you can rely on these five spaces to restore some equilibrium during your visit…
National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery not only houses some of the most beautiful examples of portraiture, but it is also home to a series of classes and drop-in drawing sessions. Most of these classes take place in the evening, making them ideal for trying something creative after a hectic day of business. Whether you’re an established art fan or a complete novice, just browsing the collection is sure to provide plenty of calm and inspiration.
Selfridges Silent Room
Housed within the shopping paradise of Selfridges department store, this area provides an oasis of calm which can seem worlds away from the manic pace of the shop itself. When it first opened in 1909, founder Harry Selfridge launched his own version of the ‘Silent Room’, and this updated version launched in 2013. Visitors are required to relinquish their mobile phones and devices before entering, and whilst this might seem like an extreme way to de-stress, it’s nonetheless very effective during your stay at our 5-star hotels in London.
You might not expect to find a farm close to Canary Wharf, but Mudchute Farm provides just that, with the backdrop of skyscrapers and the famous London city skyline. After a big meeting you can discover a remarkable 32-acre space via a short trip on the Docklands Light Railway system, making it a great place to reconnect with nature. For lovers of wildlife, it also makes a great treat in conjunction with birthday hotel deals in the city.
The Montcalm Spa
From your base at the Montcalm, you don’t need to go far to enjoy the latest spa treatments. Without even leaving your hotel, you can relax and unwind after a busy day and restore some much-needed peace and tranquillity in no time at all. Not only do we offer a wide range of treatments in high-quality facilities, but we are a top destination for spa breaks in London, so you’re in good company!
London Wetland Centre
Just ten minutes from London you’ll find the Wetland Centre, one of the city’s most beautiful areas. No matter the weather, you’ll find lots to enjoy here, with wildlife and stunning landscapes which are a world away from the urban metropolis you’ve just left behind. You can browse the centre independently or ask a guide to show you around; with rare birds, frogs and natural beauty all around you, there’s no better place to really escape city life for a couple of hours.