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Old Feb 13, 18, 11:44 am
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Quiet areas to stay in London

Can anyone give recommendations on quiet areas to stay in London? Looking to stay relatively close to things, mostly vegetarian restaurants is our priority. Don't mind taking the tube, but will probably Uber.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 6:27 pm
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You could try areas like Stoke Newington, Crouch End, Islington, Maida Vale, Clapham, Wimbledon, Greenwich, Blackheath or similar. Not sure if quiet is the term I'd personally use (I'm a 5 minute walk from open countryside) but they're certainly more laid back than central London.

Transport options vary, but Uber is always around, if rather less useful in peak times.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 7:29 pm
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If you want to be central but quiet, I would recommend Bloomsbury. You can find several quiet residential streets but still be walking distance from everything. If you want to be out a bit further, I would highly recommend the several neighbourhoods next to Victoria Park. It is my favourite park in London, great if you enjoy walking around, but don't want the crowds you get in Hyde Park/Regents Park. I wouldn't worry too much about being near veggie restaurants, as restaurants with good options for veggies are not difficult to find. Hope you enjoy your trip.
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On our last few visits we've chosen the South Kensington/Kensington High Street area. All the conveniences of London but not quite the same hustle and bustle. Easier tube access to Heathrow too.
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I'd add Hampstead and Highgate to Stut's list. They're on ether side of Hampstead Heath (700 acres of park) and they have underground stations. Richmond also has a lot of green parkland, and railway lines into the centre, so that might also work.

If you want quiet AND central (that requires a different definition of quiet, I guess) then Bloomsbury might work, as AlwaysFlyStar suggested. You could add Primrose Hill and Notting Hill to that list. They're not "quiet" in the same way that Stut's recommendations are quiet, but that's where to look for some oases of calm amid the madness that is London.

EDIT - And to Stut's list, you could add Dulwich and Greenwich. All the Wiches and Hills ...
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On our last few visits we've chosen the South Kensington/Kensington High Street area. All the conveniences of London but not quite the same hustle and bustle. Easier tube access to Heathrow too.
Same here. Not a vegetarian so I can't comment on that, but I am sure they are around. It's a good area with good transportation options.
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Thank you for all the suggestions. I think we are leaning towards Kennsingon, more specifically near the intersection of Palace Gate and Canning Place. Another location we found is The Maltings area, seems like there's lots of places to eat and do around in that area, however we wonder if it'll be as quiet or noisy....
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