For most people London is the hustle and bustle of busy streets and people everywhere. That is true and one reason why I love London so much. Another reason is places you just find around the corner that are both peaceful and beautiful.
Staying in Holland Park this summer I went walking a couple of times in the neighbourhood park Holland Park and found Kyoto Gardens. A beautiful peaceful Japanese garden right in the middle of London. The most amazing was that you could see how people changed while visiting. Suddenly they slowed down, talked with hushed voices and just felt very much at ease. Quite amazing!