Places you find oddly calming

Disregarding your spas and yoga retreats, what places do you find oddly calming? For me, it’s bookies in a basement. The street-level ones are always a bit frantic, but ones downstairs seem very secluded and quite peaceful. Also, I quite like downstairs (there’s a theme emerging) of Robert Dyas. Can happily spend a lunchtime looking at kitchen appliances and go back to work in an infinitely better mood. I especially like those 10 minute long infomercials with the boundlessly upbeat commentary.

rooftops, but I don’t think that counts as ‘oddly’.

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Graveyards

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Lidl

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Is that @saps

Really? I always find jostling for the limited amount of tills quite stressful, plus the rush to bag everything in 10 seconds

A central London pub between 3-4pm. After the lunch time and before the after work crowd. So calming to be somewhere that’s usually crowded and full of tossers.

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Workplaces when everyone else has gone home

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This is more one for @thewarn but you know how I think that @Antpocalypsenow looks like Glenn… well @xylop looks like Eph (with some more knowledge of what x ylo looks like). Just working our way through the last series… please end!

He’s a Dr who is a recovering alcoholic and the bane of the strigoi.

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Any place where there’s something you’re supposed to pay attention to which isn’t holding your attention at all. It’s where I get my best thinking done. Like meetings at work, most gigs, some films, conversations with most people, that sort of thing.

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The petfood aisles of supermarkets are normally quite quiet.

Yep - i can see that.

Just noticed final season is finally on now. Cant wait to see how terrible it is! Still so angry the kid had a tantrum and effectively nuked new york.

An evening Non-League match as a neutral. Cup of bovril, place on the halfway line with no-one else within 20 yards of you.

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You cheeky fucker.

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I think I have three episodes left