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London For Introverts | Chiswick House

London for introverts is a topic I’ve been pondering for a few months now, noticing how I (endowed with reclusive tendencies) gravitate towards quiet, deserted spaces in this seething, swirling metropolis. When I first mentioned writing something on the subject, my similarly reserved other half joked the guide would be just three words long. Stay at home.  Yet despite my monastic inclinations, I like to see the world. I find I often relish being alone, or in quiet company, while surrounded by the thousands of others experiencing their daily lives in this city, soaking in the quotidian mundane taking place around me, seeking serenity in the hubbub. At weekends, we tend to avoid Zone 1 as though the Great Fire is once again swooping through Londontown, seeking still sanctuaries, shying from the crowds while other days I can frequently be found haunting city centre bookshops, or museums bursting at the seams. My tolerance for people and for noise fluctuates and varies. Perhaps yours does too. So here goes. The first instalment of a new series around these parts: London for introverts (and, I feel keen …