London is one of the world's most exciting cities, but it's also one of the noisiest; a bustling, chaotic, frenetic, over-crowded, manic metropolis of over 8 million people, where it can be difficult to find somewhere to grab a little peace and quiet. Nevertheless, if you know where to look London has a wealth of peaceful places. Peaceful Places contains over 200 of the author's and his friends', colleagues', and acquaintances' favorite locations throughout the city.
David Hampshire's career has taken him around the world and he lived and worked in many countries before taking up writing full-time in the '80s. He's the author, co-author or editor of some 25 titles, including Living and Working in London, London's Secret Places, London's Secrets: Museums & Galleries, London's Secrets: Parks & Gardens and A Year in London. David was born in Surrey but lived and worked in London for many years and still considers himself a Londoner. He now divides his time between London and Bath.