Few people realise just how much green space there is in London. And most of it is free to enter.
For example, did you know about London's urban farms? Many of these are nestled in the capital's most urban-seeming districts, such as Spitalfields, Docklands, Hackney and Vauxhall.
Other great boltholes include London's Royal parks, vast swathes of land that often served as hunting grounds in the past. Or you can wander on wild moors, and even swim in natural pools (in Hampsted).
City squares provide more lungs for the capital, and there are secret gardens to be discovered close to Kings Cross and Charing Cross.
Enormous woodlands stretch out from London's outskirts, such as Epping forest and Oxleas Wood.
London isn't just about frenetic city life, but about finding the perfect deckchair in the perfect park, getting lost in the woods, and feeding the chickens.