I love my local library as the oasis of calm that is usually is during week-days and as a freelancer I often choose to frequent my library as and when pleases me which is exactly then. I popped in last week just in time to snaffle up a book that had only just been put out on display. I carried it off like a prized possession and a prized possession is just what it ought to be.
I had found ‘Quiet London’ by Siobhan Wall. Life in London is hectic and busy, once you step outside the tranquility of your own home, you’re expected to move quickly without hesitation and not stop until you reach home again. The hustle and bustle is noisy and tiresome and overwhelming at the best of times. I love it, it’s got to be said but sometimes it’s also glorious to enjoy it quietly. I love finding those precious spaces in London that are off the beaten track where you can go and read or just sit quietly away from the crowds. Here’s the perfect book that has done all the finding of those places for you.
“This is a guide to over 140 quiet places in the big smoke to meet, drink, eat, sleep, read, or browse.”
There are 13 categories including museums, parks, shops, places of worship and restaurants all accompanied by beautiful photography. So there truly is something for everyone, anywhere and everywhere in London. This has to be the must-have book, along with an A to Z, for all Londoners.
You can currently buy it from the guardian online bookshop at the discounted price of £7.99, rrp: £9.99
Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
Format: 162mm x 162mm
120 photographs in colour and b/w
BIC Code: WTH
BISAC Code: TRV009070
Imprint: Frances Lincoln