Oasis in the City
Tucked away at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, a Japanese-inspired roof garden provides peace and meditation. Escape the city’s hustle and bustle in this hidden destination. Features include a karesansui (dry landscape) with rocks, a checkerboard planting of lemon thyme alternating with grey pebbles, an engraved water basin, and a raised platform for performances.
The garden might prove good for your karma too: its theme is “forgiveness,” and the space inspires quiet reflection. When you enter through the Brunei Gallery, check out their rotating exhibitions of work from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.