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Greenwich Peninsula Essential Guide: Where to go when you just need a bit of you time

From a wildflower meadow to a floating urban garden, take a walk, take a breath and enjoy the space at the Peninsula.

There’s nothing quite like a long stretch of confinement in your own home to make you crave the calming effect of the great outdoors. In London that means searching out new green oases to walk, run and relax in and, as the Peninsula is filled with spaces where you can escape from the city without actually having to leave it, this is the perfect time to explore.

Central Park

Central Park is the tree-filled heart of the Peninsula and the perfect place to start decompressing. Bring a picnic, slow down and settle in for an afternoon of cloud spotting and people watching.

If you want to completely switch off, download one of our playlists from Spotify and plug in your earphones.

The Tide

Follow The Tide, a part-elevated 1km long walkway that runs down to and along the river, and contemplate the public art installations that pepper it, from a pair of sculptures from Damien Hirst’s Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable to Allen Jones’ towering Head In the Wind.

Find a quiet corner in the sunken garden or along the riverfront where you can lookout over the water and feel your shoulders drop.

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Meditation Points

Look out for the OPO by BeBox, there are five dotted around the Peninsula. These are spaces where you can pause for a few moments of calm by immersing yourself in a guided meditation using the free wifi and your phones.

Look out for the little hearts on the downloadable map below to find OPO by BeBox.You can also download the app here.

The Jetty and Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

Find out just how green your fingers are by joining forces with the volunteers tending the floating flower and vegetable garden on The Jetty*.

Foster your kids’ inner David Attenborough with an afternoon wildlife watching at the lakes and meadows of the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park*.

*check website for events and opening times

Icon at The O2

Therapy comes in all different formats, including retail therapy. Sometimes the best way to feel yourself again is to treat yourself, because when you look good, you feel good. Head off to ICON Outlet to shop over 60 brands at discounted prices.

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Thames Clippers

Continue your journey by taking a less-stressful route home. Jump on board Thames Clippers and feel the fresh air as you make your way eastwards to Woolwich Arsenal or westwards to Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Central London and beyond.

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