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LBL Recommends

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The British Library, St Pancras.

The British Library, St Pancras.

Big and popular but surprisingly calm and peaceful; especially if you get a reading room pass.

Park bench, Hampstead Heath.

Park bench, Hampstead Heath.

A great place for quiet reflection and, of course, reading!

Victoria Park, Poplar.

Victoria Park, Poplar.

A beautiful and historic park in East London.

Brompton Cemetery, Kensington.

Brompton Cemetery, Kensington.

Haunting but serene.

Holly Bush Public House, Hampstead.

Holly Bush Public House, Hampstead.

Lots of nooks and crannies for reading and drinking.

Cafe on the Green, Bloomsbury.

Cafe on the Green, Bloomsbury.

Cafe in the small gardens of Red Lion Square, an oasis of calm on the boundary of Bloomsbury and Holborn with a memorial of Bertrand Russell.

Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair.

Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair.

Two minutes from Bond Street tube and Oxford Street, this raised terrace area is perfect for stopping for a sandwich and a few chapters of your favourite book.

The London Library, Piccadilly.

The London Library, Piccadilly.

The world's largest independent lending library founded in 1841 in the heart of Piccadilly; you have to subscribe to use it but it is a beautiful and inspiring place to read and write.