if you have spent time in Peter Jones and along the King's Road, pop into the Royal Hospital grounds for a peaceful hour or so, to relieve the shopping-induced stress.
I live in the borough and my regular walks often take me to this area just south of Sloane Square.
The grounds are peaceful and devoid of joggers, cyclists and other urban nuisances (unlike nearby Hyde Park) and there are plenty of things to look at, including a resident population of parakeets and a monument erected in 1853 to some of the East India Company's dead from the Battle of Chillianwala, in the Punjab, in 1849.
I never visit the buildings but they are all in wonderful condition and are architectural gems - the best part of the Hospital is the panorama across the lawns, down to the Thames - it is wonderful to have such an enormous open space, right in the heart of London.
Oh and for walkers there are free toilets just by the northern entrance - so useful in London, these days,
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