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best places to just sit, relax and people watch?

For the Londoners or frequent London visitors: what are some of your favourite people-watching locations? Someplace peaceful amid the din, to just relax with a cup of coffee or a sandwich and soak in the atmosphere?

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1. Re: best places to just sit, relax and people watch?

There are so many places to people watch!

I like St James' park; sitting on a bench watching the locals, tourists and the variety of birds, squirrels and human wildlife.

The Southbank in front of Festival Hall.

Trafalgar Square in front of the National Gallery...

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2. Re: best places to just sit, relax and people watch?

Obviously, on the tube. That's a bit like being in a lift/elevator. Hands up those of you that speak?

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3. Re: best places to just sit, relax and people watch?

They were my three as well! I will also suggest the delightful small squares that dot the city such as Russell, Hanover & Berkeley as well as Lincoln's Inn Fields. If it's lunchtime on a sunny day you will struggle to find a spare blade of grass let alone a bench but it's still fascinating.

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4. Re: best places to just sit, relax and people watch?

1. By the London Eye

2. Covent Garden, by the Piazza

3. Picadilly Circus

4. Trafalgar Square

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5. Re: best places to just sit, relax and people watch?

Leicester Square (well, maybe not so peaceful but full of people).

Along the Thames where there are benches.

Green Park or St. James Park.

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6. Re: best places to just sit, relax and people watch?

The South Bank, Green Park, St.James's Park. As with Adam I like the squares and gardens that are all over London. Very relaxing.

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7. Re: best places to just sit, relax and people watch?

What could be nicer stay in Berkeley Sq then first right to Curzon St set lucn at Mirabelle.Gerlis

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8. Re: best places to just sit, relax and people watch?

There's at least one coffee shop opposite the alluring park beside Embankment tube station.

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9. Re: best places to just sit, relax and people watch?

The train stations are great for this. I especially like Paddington for watching people come and go.

Sitting on the top of a local bus or tour bus gives you a birdseye view for all sorts of human behaviour.

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10. Re: best places to just sit, relax and people watch?

on a sunny day a window seat at randall and aubin restaurant in brewer street is great not quiet but you will see lots....also one of the scarce outside seats at maison bertaux in soho