The Most Tranquil and Peaceful Places in London


Situated close to Piccadilly Theatre, the Piccadilly Hotel London is a vibrant hotel in the heart of the nation’s capital. While we have a prime location, and are proud to be one of the best hotels near Piccadilly Theatre, we know the hustle and bustle can be tiring – sometimes we all need to take a moment to sit back and relax! Read on to find out more about the best spots in London to catch up on some rest and relaxation.


The Garden Museum

From its unique base in a parish church adjacent to Lambeth Palace, the Garden Museum offers a calming glimpse of Britain’s gardening history. With several yearly exhibitions on offer, the museum explores what makes a British garden – and permanent displays celebrate the contributions of the UK’s finest historical gardeners.  The items on display include historical tools and ephemera from royal gardens, and a 17th century-style garden was added in the 1980s. As the resting place of the UK’s first great gardener, John Tradescant, there is nowhere better to get in touch with nature and explore what it means to have a Great British garden.

The Lindley Library London

Another location with connections to horticulture, the Lindley Library is a stunning place celebrating botanical art and the history of gardening.  Spearheaded by the Royal Horticultural Society, the library plays host to rare and unique books, artwork and photography. Not only this, but it also holds the exclusive archives of the RHS and the private archives of a great many well-known horticultural designers and gardeners. Comprised of two recently refurbished rooms, this is the ideal spot for heritage enthusiasts to relax in a light, airy environment rich with cultural delights.

The Camden Arts Centre

If you’re a lover of the arts then Camden Arts Centre is well worth a visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of London city life. It’s the perfect place to show your support for the arts, and it’s a true haven for both fans of contemporary art along with budding artists themselves. With a collaborative ethos at its very heart, the centre recently celebrated its 50th birthday. Highlights include exhibitions by emerging artists, artist residencies and regular talks, screenings, and live art performances. There’s a specialist bookshop on site – as well as a garden and café for catching a bite to eat and watching the world go by. Ideal for soaking up some culture and perusing the displays for unique finds, who knows, you might even discover a few new artists to fall in love with!

Whether you’re seeking to get away from the city chaos for just ten minutes, two hours, or even a full day, you’ll find what you’re looking for within the walls of these calming retreats. Alternatively, you can sit back and relax at the Piccadilly Hotel London, where we provide a calming atmosphere and even a spa treatment or two.