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7 of the Most Peaceful Places around London

Kew Gardens, London | 7 of the Most Peaceful Places around London

My picks for the most peaceful places around London, to find a slice of solitude without ever having to leave the city.

London is a city of many talents. Its draw is its mind-boggling variety – the endless options for restaurants, attractions, bars, and events at any time of the day, week, or year. It’s the epicenter of the UK, and a consistent contender for the most popular city in Europe (a regular battle with Paris for that title most years).

However, the constant hustle and bustle can be as exhausting as it is invigorating. The beeping horns, loud sirens, the pollution, mad drivers that are always in a rush to be somewhere.

It’s hard to find stillness in a city of 8.1 million. And stillness is simply not the vibe of London. Its intoxicating atmosphere is one of constant movement, everyone seems to have a part to play as the Londoner who has places to be and no time to waste.

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Declare Your Love – Melbourne Open House 2013

Experiencing another side to the city with Melbourne Open House.

One thing I love about traveling is that feeling you get when you arrive in a new city. The feeling of wonder and excitement about the new intriguing things that a city has to offer.

Also, the little daily wins, such as learning how to use local public transit, walking around and knowing exactly where you are for the first time, even the ability to give directions after only being there for a few days.

It’s hard to keep that feeling once you’ve lived somewhere for a good amount of time. I’ve found that I’ve lost it a bit already since adjusting to my life in Melbourne.

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