Quiet spots in London to read your favourite book


It may be hard to believe but London can be a great place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet while you read your favourite book. There are plenty of hidden spots dotted around between the busy city streets however so you can do just that.

Spend a relaxing weekend at the Montcalm at the Brewery and experience a quieter side to London. After enjoying the Montcalm London afternoon tea, take a stroll to one of these quiet spots, find a comfortable seat and get lost in the pages of your favourite book.

Hyde Park

Despite being one of the most popular green spaces in London, Hyde Park still offers plenty of hidden corners and quiet areas where you can disappear from the world and soak up the sun as you turn the pages of your favourite book. Make your way over from the Brewery Hotel Chiswell Street and explore the grounds until you find a nice quiet spot under a tree or on the grass. There are also plenty of beautiful sights to see around Hyde Park.

Montcalm at the Brewery

Chiswell Street, London

You don’t need to look any further than your luxury hotel room if you’re in need of a quiet space. If you want to relax and block yourself off from the outside world for an afternoon, spend a few hours relaxing in your room or under the covers of your bed. The hotel restaurant is also a great place to enjoy a drink or snack while reading your book.

St Dunstan in the East

St Dunstan’s Hill, London

If you’re looking for beautiful scenery as well as a quiet place to relax, this old church is a perfect little getaway in the heart of the city. St Dunstan in the East was once one of London’s most popular churches but over the years it suffered a lot of damage. Both World Wars and the Great Fire of London all left the church broken. However, thanks to efforts by the local community, it is now a thriving local garden that combines the beauty of nature with classic architecture.

Sky Garden

Fenchurch Street, London

Even if the weather is looking grey, you can still experience the beauty and tranquillity of nature by taking a trip up to the top of Fenchurch Street’s famous skyscraper. Commonly known as the Walkie Talkie, it has become more than just a place of business. Thanks to the addition of the sky garden, it is now a popular spot for those looking to relax and see the sights of London.

British Library

Euston Road, London

It wouldn’t be fair to make a list of London reading spots without mentioning the world’s largest library. If you’re looking for somewhere quiet to finish off your latest book, you’ll find plenty of comfortable spots in the British Library. With over 170 million items, the library is also a great place to do research, learn about history and find new and exciting books to read.