As teeming with opportunities and excitement as London is, it can still be worthwhile to take a breather from the crowds and noise. The church offers a free Yoga session every Tuesday morning from 7.30 till 8.30 AM. Whether you are a beginner, sampling Yoga for the first time or a muscle-loosened pro, St Stephen’s Yoga sessions can cater for your needs. Taught by a local and highly qualified Yoga Instructor, this could be the key to a mindful and relaxing start to your stay in London. St Stephen’s Yoga is also featured in Time Out Magazine’s Things to do in London section, so you know it’s one of London’s top spots.
Situated in the heart of London, St Stephen’s is an atmospheric setting for a weekly workout, not only due to its stunning and traditional church interior but because of its history-steeped location. After your Yoga session why not visit St James Park and Green Park, two of London’s most iconic green spaces for that extra dose of relaxation. Buckingham palace is also nearby, as is the magnificent Big Ben and Houses of Parliament.
Not only will you learn from the best, but you can eat at the best. On top of the complimentary tea and coffee offered after the Yoga class a variety of high street café’s and eateries can be found in the surrounding Westminster area. These include a Coffee Republic just round the corner, serving tea, coffee and simple lunch and breakfast menus and the traditional Greencoat Boy Pub located on Greencoat Place. The Greencoat Boy is a tourist friendly and traditional pub which offers pub lunches and drinks. Due to the Channel 4 TV studios round the corner, celebrities can often be spotted sitting down for a quick pint here (and maybe even a spot of Yoga at St. Stephen’s!)
To get to St Stephen’s church, travellers staying at the Park Grand Hotel Lancaster Gate can catch the Circle Line underground from Paddington to St James Park, taking a mere fifteen minutes and then a ten minute walk down Broadway and a right down Victoria Street. The church itself is located on Rochester Row and it’s postcode is SW1P 1LE. Unfortunately there is limited parking on site but the great location for public transport more than makes up for it.