Peaceful Places

Look up at the Sky is collecting Peaceful Places.

We’re planning to find the most peaceful places in London. The stairwell at Peckham Library, two benches in Bloomsbury and by an obelisk on the way to Richmond are some of the spots noted so far, but there must be so many more.

Share your favourite quiet and lovely place in London with us. Inside, outside, anywhere you like.

Simply click on the ‘View Larger Map’ link below. Then, choose the ‘Edit’ option (top left, you may need to sign in with the login details provided) and click on the ‘Add your placemark’ button. Next, select your location and write a description of your Peaceful Place. Finally, click on the blue placemark to change it to the sunshine icon and then sign off with your name.

Have a go now, why don’t you?

Alternatively, you can add your Peaceful Place as a comment below and we can upload to the map for you.



16 Responses to “Peaceful Places”

  1. Em April 13, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    These are so beautiful, thank you for sharing them!

    • gemma seltzer April 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

      Thanks Em. Won’t you add your ‘Peaceful Place’ to the map?? xx

  2. rachelcherry11 April 14, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    Greenwich Park is one of my favourite places. The best thing to do is to sit on top of the hill and watch the world go by. I have many memories of this park from parties, reunions, drink and picnics. However my favourite moments involve falling asleep on my own and waking up later in the glorious evening sunshine.

    • gemma seltzer April 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

      yay! I love it there too. Have added it to the map 🙂

  3. Stephen Nash April 15, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    One of my favourite, calmest, places in London has always been near the Round Pond in Kensington Gardens. When I was a student living nearby, I would often walk there for an escape from the noise and general chaos of the campus. I even made a special trip there to open the envelope which contained my Finals results. I haven’t been there for a while now, but whenever I do I always gain a sense of peace, and I am able to escape my thoughts for a moment or two.

  4. Shazea Quraishi May 9, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    I love this idea, love peaceful places.

    My favourite one in Brixton/Herne Hill is the walled garden in Brockwell Park – it’s beautiful and always changing, always surprising. Inside, it’s peaceful and full of the sound of birds and the occasional helicopter flying over. It’s not unusual to find small children hiding in the shrubbery.
    Whenever I’m there, I send a heartfelt thanks, like a prayer, to the gardener. i hope he/she receives it.

    • gemma seltzer May 9, 2011 at 9:36 am #

      How lovely Shazea! I’m going to add it to the map now – thank you! x

  5. Little Colombia Observationist May 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    I used to live right behind Brompton Cemetery and before that a few streets away from Kensal Green Cemetery. Both are lovely for a walk especially in the spring or fall. There will be people here and there but there’s always a completely deserted area for some thinking or reading 🙂 I also love Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park and of course a walk across Hampstead Heath on a summer day.

    • gemma seltzer May 10, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

      Lovely! Am going to add these to the Peaceful Places map right now. Thanks x

  6. J August 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    2 suggestions; Roundwood Park and Gladstone Park in the N-W

    • Gemma Seltzer August 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

      great! Thanks. Add them to the map if you can 🙂

  7. David July 17, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    At the top of Primrose Hill at Dawn. No finer time or place.

  8. Gigi October 24, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Hello. St. Martin’s Gardens, Camden Town, [almost] hidden entrance on Pratt Street. A jewel. Enjoy and give my regards to Emma the fox, [completely] hidden at day, showing up at sunset.

  9. Wendy April 9, 2014 at 1:45 am #

    The Woodman pub on Battersea High St was our little piece of quiet for a weeknight dinner when we lived in London in 2006. Cosy and quiet, wood fire in the winter and outdoor area in the summer. I went back last year and it hadn’t changed a bit.

  10. Charlotte March 30, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    Probably a bit late, but there’s a beautiful secret garden with a swing and sun dial and pond behind the Olympic Stadium!

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