Author(s): Siobhan Wall
Where can Londoners and visitors find quiet places to meet and talk? London is an exciting place to be, but not everyone wants to be in a noisy environment listening to loud music. Perhaps they want to be somewhere where they can read a book, or sit and linger for a while. Many visitors to the capital long to discover places off the beaten track - find a delightful garden to sit in or a tree-lined walk by a river. Busy Londoners are often looking for somewhere to go which is an alternative to lively venues; a place where things are understated rather than grabbing their attention...Quiet London is a guide to quiet places to meet, drink, eat, swim, rest, shop, sleep or read. It includes interesting, attractive places where people don't have to strain to hear each other speak. There are short descriptions for each venue, alongside travel and contact details and simple but atmospheric photographs in colour and black and white.
Just what the ear doctor recommended. Eastern Daily Press Beautifully produced and illustrated with some inspiring photographs in a neat, contemporary layout. Now for the rest of Britian please Siobhan! Round and About Surrey Quiet London has some great suggestions if you want to eat, drink, read or shop quietly. Psychologies
Siobhan Wall is a writer and artist. She initially studied at Cambridge University, followed by a degree in Fine Art at Central St Martin's College of Art and Design, and an MA (Distinction) in Visual Culture at Middlesex University, London. Siobhan has worked as a senior lecturer, teaching photography, cultural studies, video production and fine art for over ten years at universities in London and Oxford. The author of numerous articles on contemporary art published by international journals (Eyemazing, Framework, Ceramics Art and Perception, etc.), more recently Siobhan has curated group exhibitions for British museums and galleries, including. 'Capturing Paradise', an exhibition of work by Western and non-Western artists inspired by Islamic visual cultures. Her paintings have also been included in group shows at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and the ICA, London and she has two works in the permanent collection of women's art at New Hall, Cambridge. Her figurative drawings and paintings are also held in numerous private collections. Siobhan is the author and publisher of Quiet Amsterdam.
Contents Museums Libraries Parks, gardens and nature reserves Places to relax and retreat centres Places of worship Small shops Restaurants and cafes Bookshops Places to have afternoon tea Art galleries Pubs and wine bars Hotels and places to stay