Are you searching for somewhere to read your favourite novel this holiday? In the midst of a busy city, would you believe that there’s a perfect hideaway for a summer read in vibrant London, that would probably cost you next to nothing.
“Life is like a book. Each day is a new page to be filled with exciting adventures and amazing memories – Explore, dream, discover!” – Unknown
This is how to find a serene hideaway for a summer read:
1. Take time and travel solo or in a group. You will find a quiet space, in your home, a park, a café, library, or your hotel room.
2. A library.
There are libraries in most London boroughs that offer reading groups for free.
3. Look out for those quiet places along the riverbank where you will find reading spots.
4. Greenwich embankment.
5. Victoria embankment.
6. Chelsea embankment.
7. Albert embankment.
8. Starbucks café.
10. Café Nero or ann independent cafe.
11. Pack a blanket with lunch and read in St James Park or in your local one.
12. In your garden or on the balcony.
13. Connect your earphones or headphones to your iPod or mp3 player and listen to some calming music while reading in the comfort of your living room, hotel room or in the hotel lobby (if you need to kill some time)
14. On a riverboat along the Thames.
Tuck into that book and watch the sun go down whilst cruising.
15. Gabriel’s wharf
This is a redeveloped area to be found in the Southbank – 56 Upper Ground, London. It’s close to Blackfriars and has an outdoor seating area for relaxation, reading and soaking up the view.
16. In a bookshop.
Did you know that some have quite spaces with sofas for reading.
Once you’ve discovered that perfect hideaway, it’s possible to get through an excellent book quickly. The One I’m reading right now is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and I’m looking forward to reading it from start to finish this summer. Where is your serene hideaway and which book are you reading right now? Drop me a line or two.