3 Ways to Relax in London This August - Baldwins Relaxation month

As part of our Relaxation Month, we’ve picked out some lovely ways to relax around the capital. Soak up the sun while you can and enjoy the beauty of nature and the great outdoors while taking a much-needed breather.

Epping Forest: Lifewalks

Epping Forest Lifewalk - ways to relax
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Walking is more about going inwards than going outwards. The rhythm of walking allows for introspection and generates processes and thoughts that aren’t available in any other state. It also provides the walker with the feeling of strength as they are actively encountering the world.

Epping Forest is just a stone’s throw away from London and can provide a much welcomed break from the city’s hubbub. Measuring 339 km2, it is large enough to lose yourself in and fully unwind. One of the activities you could try to help you relax this august is to explore Epping Forest by Bike. The group bike ride will take place on Sunday 31th August between 10.45-4pm. It will be a free event and you can call 0207 332 1911 for more details.

If you opt to go for a walk instead of a ride, you may want to take Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust: A History of Walking with you. It is a wonderful read which provides an insight to some of the most prolific walkers in history and fiction.

You can see a full list of activities taking place in Epping Forest during august here.

Great Garden Quest

Great Garden Quest - ways to relax
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For families, one of the key ingredients to enjoying a relaxing august is keeping children entertaining. With that in mind The Royal Horticultural Society Garden in Wisley will be hosting the Great Garden Quest on Monday 11th August. Children (and parents) will get a chance to take part in a variety of activities including making clay pendants, storytelling and birds of prey demonstrations. Visitors can also explore the barefoot trail where you can stimulate your souls (and soles!) with a range of textures including timber, bark, water, grasses and pebbles.

The Sky Tonight

Greenwich Observatory - ways to relax
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The night sky is one of the most beautiful things in nature but is too often hidden from us in London by cloud, smog and light pollution. Using a mix of real satellite images and advanced CGI, The Royal Observatory in Greenwich is runs daily shows at their planetarium to help reveal the wonders of a starry night. An adult ticket costs £6.50 and an under 16 ticket is £4.50. We would advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Let us know if you have heard of any interesting ways to relax in London this August.

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