Great Experiences to Relax and Unwind in London


London’s always buzzing with activity and there’s so much to see and do in the city for all, that it might get overwhelming at times. From verdant landscapes to hidden sights and pampering indulgences, read through our guide to discover some of the most peaceful and relaxing experiences in London that’ll make the perfect additions to your itinerary. You will be amazed to discover that a busy city like London can offer such quiet and calming experiences, that too in the heart of the city!

Hampstead Hill Garden and Pergola

One of the hidden delights of Hampstead Heath, the Hampstead Hill Pergola overlooks West Heath and was originally built as a dream of the wealthy idealist, Lord Leverhulme. Thousands explore Hampstead Heath’s undulating and wild parkland every year, but only a few know about the beautifully landscaped garden, the Hill Garden. Take the opportunity to discover this elegant pocket on West Heath and walk the dramatic elevated walkway where you’ll see overhanging plants create a lush canopy!

Take a sneak peek into the Edwardian world and recharge in the formal Arts and Crafts garden’s tranquil appeal.

Further add to your tranquil times in the city by booking an opulent stay at the Montcalm Hotel Chiswell Street, relax in luxurious, amenity-rich rooms and if you’re visiting in spring, pay a visit to Hampstead Hill Garden and Pergola and find it festooned with wisteria, offering great views of the city!

Barbican Conservatory

Unwind and lose yourself in a tropical oasis, nestled at the centre of the monolithic Barbican. Yes, we are talking about the Barbican Conservatory! The perfect way to spend a relaxing day out in London, step inside the conservatory (the second largest in the city) and find over 2000 species of plants that make this spot a peaceful paradise. Admire the exotic fish and breathe in the fresh air as you are transported to an almost tropical destination, all while you are in the heart of London!

Don’t miss out on an exquisite Montcalm afternoon tea experience later and enjoy fresh cakes, finely cut sandwiches and the tinkling of shiny teapots for a wholesome day out!

St Paul’s Cathedral

As one of the most renowned churches in the world, St. Paul Cathedral has its fair share of visitors throughout the year! However, the peaceful ambience of the grand domed building can never feel too busy! Plan your visit to marvel at the grandeur of the cathedral and take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the city from the top of the dome!

Stay near London’s most delightful spots and tranquil spaces as you reserve a luxuriously relaxing stay at The Montcalm Luxury Hotels with spacious modern rooms, spa and more. If you love art, spend the day admiring the spectacular array of art at St. Paul Cathedral, including delicate carvings, gilded dome murals and modern artworks by decorated artists like Yoko Ono that enrich the daily pattern of worship here.

Kensington Garden

Amidst the hustle and bustle of London life, plan an afternoon that instantaneously transports you to the Regency era at Kensington Garden! It covers a whopping span of 275 acres and is also one of the most historically rich parks in the city! Be enchanted by the flower gardens and fountains that welcome you throughout the seasons and enjoy a leisurely stroll as you take in the soothing sights and sounds of nature along the way.

P.S. The cherry blossoms only come out in the spring and are a sight to behold with their delicate pink and white blooms, creating a beautiful backdrop. After the scenic walk, sit and relax by the Long Water Lake and feed parakeets or read your favourite book to recharge and simply have a good time!

While you’re out exploring a different side of London with these heavenly experiences, a rejuvenating treatment at The Montcalm Spa is a great way to conclude a long day!