Charlotte Gunnell - About A Peace of London

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A Peace of London is about quiet, cultured and unique places to explore in the capital. Whether you’re a freelancer looking for a quiet place to work or you just want somewhere peaceful to switch off and while away your weekend, then this blog is for you.

The story of the blog…

I started A Peace of London after I’d been living in the capital for about three years. I was working full-time in Kensington at the time and spending over ten hours of my week commuting on the London Underground. I loved London at its most frenetic, but I also yearned for some downtime every weekend.

Charlotte Gunnell - London blogger

Extreme close-up at The Grant Museum of Zoology

I wanted smaller museums with fewer crowds, quiet coffee shops where I could write for hours, and peaceful corners where I could forget the world outside. Us Londoners love to get away to the countryside or other, smaller, cities, but what if there was a way to escape the noise and switch off for a few hours, without even having to travel past the M25?

I looked around the internet for somewhere to find some peace and quiet, but I couldn’t find any sites dedicated to it. So I decided to create my own… and A Peace of London was born!

About me

I’m Charlotte, a 30-something freelance writer and blogger for Time Out London, Thinking Bob, and Culture Trip London.

I’m a bit of a history nerd at heart (hence my dedicated Tudor London category) and love nothing more than whiling away the hours in a historic house, second-hand bookshop or at home with a copy of something like Wolf Hall.

camley street natural park, london

Exploring Camley Street Natural Park in King’s Cross

I have a firm belief that the cure for writer’s block is a cup of tea and a chocolate Hobnob. I also love dinosaurs and LEGO, but I’m not sure why.

My favourite quiet places that I’ve explored so far…

I’m often asked for recommendations for the best places I’ve been to. Here are just a few of my favourites:

Not sure where to start?

May I suggest one of these fabulous round-ups…

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