If you fancy taking a break from the non-stop, frenetic parts of city and head out to a more relaxed setting, then Merton Abbey Mills fits the bill rather nicely. More in step with the countryside though it’s still a part of London, this former mill now concentrates on activities and services that compliment its rustic setting.
Yoga, markets, cafes and pubs are a part of the mills, although the focus is on arts and crafts, with Wheelhouse Pottery standing out amongst the rest. Perfect for children aged 6+. the resident potters instruct both at beginner level and for more advanced students. The mills offer a great break from city life and allow you to unwind for a relaxed day.