Author: Charlotte

Hello! I'm Charlotte, a Londoner on a mission to find chilled-out, cultured and unusual corners of my city, away from the crowds. Got a suggestion? Let me know on the contact page, or tweet me @apeaceoflondon!

The shorter days and frosty mornings that accompany us through a London winter are no reason to avoid exploring your city — but it’s useful to know where you can defrost. Here are five quieter places that are open later during the week… Is your favourite on the list? If not, let me know and I will pay a visit! 1. Visit the Treasures Gallery…

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Step off Fleet Street into Inner Temple and the sounds of the city instantly melt away. Beyond you lies Temple Church — a 12th-century masterpiece that’s about as far removed from London’s “beaten track” as you can get. The church and its adjoining graveyard are protected by the Goldsmith buildings, meaning that it was almost silent when I visited on a busy Wednesday lunchtime. The entrance…

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As well as being a very peaceful place to while away a couple of hours, Hampstead Cemetery also has its fair share of extraordinary people buried within its walls. Who saved the life of a king? How is HMV connected to Hampstead Cemetery? And who electrified the Tube? Sheldon from the Cemetery Club blog explains in the video above. You can also read what Sheldon says below….

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