Feng Shui of London. Feng Shui Bagua of London. Feng Shui Bagua of the UK.
Feng shui consultant in London.
I live in London where I work as a feng shui consultant. I am devoted to looking at feng shui of great cities, particularly those that have great feng shui. What is different about my feng shui perspective is that it focuses on the external environments and also focuses on its inhabitants, on the fabric of the city around them. When people appear in the background behind the roads, buildings, parks – they are the real stars of this city. This stimulating perspective encourages us to look at cities in a new way. From the Underground platforms to great monuments to how the energy flows in London, this study of feng shui of London will help you to look at what constitutes the city and to appreciate how visually and energetically exciting it is.
London – the wealth area of the bagua of the UK
London is the capital of the UK and the largest city, with a population of over 8 million people (the population of the UK is 65.8 million). London is located in the southeast of the UK, which from a feng shui bagua perspective, is the wealth, and prosperity area of the UK. Since London is the capital of the UK and a major tourist attraction, it can make sense from the bagua perspective that this city was established as one of the top global economic centres of the world. The key international airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stanstead as well as City Airport, provide excellent travel contact with the rest of the world. For the residents of London, according to statistics, wealth is important.
Bagua of London
Looking at the bagua of London, it looks like the city centre is in the tai chi area of the bagua. This is also where thousands of tourists come; the whole city is buzzing with excitement and expectation.
The energy of London in the summer is quite good but not brilliant. I would rate it at 7/10, for all kinds of reasons. Read below.
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Yin & Yang
The weather is constantly changing, and this is reflected in architectural diversity in London. There is a lot of difference when it comes to buildings. For that reason, I would rank the yin and yang aspects at only 8/10.
Five Elements of London
London, the buzzing capital city of the United Kingdom, offers more than meets the eye. Its vibrant culture, rich history, and dynamic cityscape reflect a fascinating play of Feng Shui’s five elements – water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. So let’s embark on a captivating journey, unearthing the energetic symphony of these elements across the city.
Water: Thames, the Flowing Prosperity
Water, signifying wealth and abundance in Feng Shui, finds its manifestation in London’s majestic River Thames. Flowing through the heart of the city, the Thames symbolises a continuous stream of prosperity and vitality. Furthermore, the many bridges spanning the river, such as Tower Bridge and Westminster Bridge, foster connections, reflecting the fluidity and adaptability inherent in water’s Feng Shui symbolism.
The UK is an island surrounded to the south by the English Channel, which separates it from continental Europe. to the east by the North Sea, to the west by the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The quality of drinking water in the UK could be much better. Install a whole house water filter if you live in London.
Feng shui of the Themes
Compared to 60 years ago when the Thames was declared biologically dead, today it’s considered the cleanest river in the world. More and more people want to live near it. Smart and wealthy Chinese are buying new riverside developments because they consider them to offer a very good and prosperous feng shui. The state agent Strutt & Parker’s annual waterside survey suggests that 43% of people living near water are generally happier, and 45% think such a lifestyle would benefit their mental well-being, which is a 10% rise from 2018. “Our rivers and waterways are one of the factors that make London one of the best cities to live in. Best-in-class river views can command up to 50 per cent more.” says James Hyman of Cluttons.
Locations in London near wetlands and nature reserves
There are many water reservoirs in London and around London, such as the Welsh Harp Reservoir in Hendon, NW9, created in the 19th century to provide Londoners with water and now is home to top sailing and canoeing clubs as well the Sea Cadets. Hendon Waterside is a seven-minute walk from Hendon tube station. Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre on the Isle of Dogs provides an award-winning water activity facility such as kayaking, paddle boarding, dinghy sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and flyboarding. South Quay Plaza is a new riverside development from Berkeley Homes. Isleworth Riverside Conservation Area is home to Lion Wharf. Isleworth Eyot, a river island nature reserve, is home to kingfishers, grey wagtails and ring-necked parakeets, which according to local lore, are descended from parakeets that escaped Isleworth Studios during the filming of The African Queen in 1951.
Wood: Green Vibrance Amid Urban Jungle
The wood element, representing growth and vitality, thrives in London’s plentiful parks and green spaces. Royal parks like Hyde Park, Regent’s Park and Richmond Park offer an oasis of tranquillity amidst the bustling city, fostering growth and renewal. Furthermore, trees lining the city’s streets, including the iconic London Plane, add a touch of verdant vitality to the urban landscape. Getting from any airport in London, one can see that there is a fair amount of greenery around. When in London, I will notice lots of corner flower shops. Of course, British people love nature and their gardens and will do simple and little things to bring some nature to their homes or workplaces. There are a lot of shops that have flower pots outside the front doors. Also, people have flower boxes outside their windows or doors. About 47% of London is ‘green’, and 33% is deemed natural habitat within open space, according to Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC. London is about to declare itself the world’s first National Park City (at the end of July 2019).
Fire: Energy of Transformation and Passion
Fire, the Feng Shui element signifying transformation and passion, is alive in London’s vibrant cultural scene. The city’s lively festivals, renowned theatre district of West End, and vibrant nightlife all echo this fiery energy. Moreover, London’s diverse culinary scene, where a fusion of flavours meets, aligns with the transformative nature of fire.
Earth: Grounded in History and Heritage
The earth element, symbolising stability and nourishment, is entrenched in London’s rich historical heritage. Iconic structures like the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul’s Cathedral anchor the city in a profound sense of history. Simultaneously, London’s multiculturalism adds a layer of groundedness and inclusivity, underlining the nurturing qualities of the Earth element. There are a couple of major fault lines running through London. Check if your home or business is not on the fault lines running through London.
Metal: Resilience and Innovation
Finally, the metal element, representing resilience, clarity, and precision, resonates in London’s modern architecture and innovative spirit. The Shard, the Gherkin, and other steel-and-glass skyscrapers add a metallic sheen to the city’s skyline. Moreover, London’s status as a global financial hub and its resilience amid challenges reflect the metal element’s strength and clarity.
In conclusion, London’s distinct blend of feng shui’s five elements creates a harmonious tapestry that contributes to its unique character. As we walk London’s streets, we’re invited to embrace a city where natural elements and urban vibrance harmonise, painting a rich tapestry of life, growth, and constant transformation. Five elements are well balanced with all elements (water, tree, fire, earth and metal). I would rate it at 8/10 with predominant elements of earth, water and fire. My ranking for the five elements is 8/10.
“You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
Samuel Johnson, quoted in The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791)
Air / wind (feng) element
The quality of air is not good at all in London. However, the winds can be strong on the coastline, which also means that the weather is very changeable. The pollution in London is high. Get an air purifier.
London = multiplicity
Some lines on public transport in London are very noisy. For example, the Central line has noise levels of more than 90dB – invest in noise-cancelling headphones.
Values of British people
• Homes are important to British people. Most Brits dream about owning a property. There is a shortage of properties in the UK, though. Most people live in flats and apartments.
• Work ethics is good in the UK. British people are hard-working and value work so much that some people have even two or three jobs going.
• Kindness and politeness are also highly valued.
Markets in London
Markets, especially local markets, give direct insights into local energy (chi). People love markets. There is something special about markets, something tribal, something perennial and existential as well as primal ie food and connection. Markets have always been a meeting place for locals before the advent of social media. There are many local markets in London and these include Chelsea farmers market SW3 (open only on Saturday), Spitalfields Market E1, Borough Market SE1 and lots of farmers markets such as Notting Hill Farmers Market W11 (Saturday only), Marylebone Farmers’ Market W1U (Sunday only), South Kensington Farmers’ Market SW7 (Saturday only). My favourite market is Chelsea farmers market SW3 – mainly because I live nearby and they have great food and fresh coconut water, and it’s close to Saatchi Gallery and all the shops.
Enjoy feng shui of London in outdoor places and terraces
When warm, the best way to enjoy London is to visit many terraces which are popping up everywhere. Some are designed as outdoor spaces for all seasons. Here’s a list of the top 10 fitting good feng shui criteria as well. 1) Four Seasons Hotel London at 10 Trinity Square, 2) The Nyetimber Secret Garden at Rosewood London Holborn, 3) Hoppers, Marylebone, 4) Skylark Roof Garden, Little Venice, 5) Somerset House, The Strand, 6) Orrery, Marylebone, 7) The Scott’s X Chrisitan Louboutin Terrace, 8) Le Caprice, Piccadilly, 9) Dinings SW3, Chelsea, 10) Dalloway Terrace, Bloomsbury.
See London from places with a view
It’s easy to enjoy the splendour of London from high points – just to get the scale of the city. There are a few places where you can see London for free and these are the Tate Gallery and Sky Gardens (you need to book online for free entry). For other locations, you need to pay or at least have a drink or dinner and these are: Shard (with its four top restaurants such as Hutong, a glitzy, high-end Chinese restaurant), Min Jiang at the tenth floor of the Royal Garden Hotel with panoramic views of Hyde Park, Sushisamba (Brazilian-Japanese cuisine) at the top of the Heron Tower, or Duck & Waffle on the fortieth floor of Heron Tower, City Social – on the twenty-fourth floor of Tower 42, or Boundary Rooftop. View more top restaurants with views of London
The Shard was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano (the architect behind the Pompidou Centre in Paris) and was inspired by the spires of churches in London. So, the intention behind it was kind of spiritual. Read more about spiritual feng shui
Famous Brits and British values
There are so many famous Brits. Winston Churchill is one directly related to feng shui. He coined the perfect feng shui definition: “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.”
British reserve is famous and a part of the national stereotype as well as tea drinking and talking about the weather. Top British values are democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. The maxim that “An Englishman’s home (or occasionally, house) is his castle” stems from a legal precept in England, since at least the 17th century, which was established as common law by the lawyer and politician Sir Edward Coke in The Institutes of the Laws of England, 1628: “For a man’s house is his castle, et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium [and each man’s home is his safest refuge].”
Art and art galleries in London
Art and especially art galleries, are good indicators of creativity, innovation and the overall culture of a place. There are hundreds of art galleries in London and most of them are free to visit. Here’s a list of the top 50 art galleries and art institutions in London: Barbican, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nationa Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Serpentine Galleries, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, The Wallace Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Chisenhale, Goldsmith CCA, Newport Street Gallery, Parasol Unit, The Photographers’ Gallery, South London Gallery, Studio Voltaire, The Vinyl Factory, Zabludowicz Collection, Alison Jacques, Annka Kultys, Arcadia Missa, Blain Southern, Cabinet Gallery, Carlos/Ishikawa, David Zwirner, Gagosian, Houser & Wirth, Hollybush Gardens, Lisson Gallery, Marian Goodman, Matt’s Gallery, Michael Werner, Modern Art, Pace, Project Native Informant, Richard Saltoun, Sadie Coles HQ, Simon Lee, Soft Opening, Spruth Magers, Stephen Friedman, The Sunday Painter, Thaddaeus Ropac, Thomas Dane, Victoria Miro, White Cube.
Bookshops in London
Bookshops can represent the level of knowledge and wisdom of any particular city or town. The more bookshops there better, of course, but with the advent of ebooks, we can’t expect all cities to have lots of bookshops (for obvious economic reasons). London is blessed with the biggest bookshop in Europe: ie Waterstones in Piccadilly which has a restaurant on the top, fifth floor with good views of London. The book section on feng shui is not great, but if you’re looking at any other book categories, you won’t be disappointed since they offer the biggest selection possible. Although the biggest bookshop in Europe is in London, the most beautiful bookshop in the world is in Porto, Portugal.
London in one word = multiplicity or diversity
In the biographical romantic drama book Eat Pray Love by Elisabeth Gilbert, Gilbert defines Rome in one word: Rome = power. Then, Paris = romance. So London = multiplicity. My feng shui insight that London is multiplicity is echoed by Dan Cruickshank, Britain’s leading architectural historian and author of Cruickshank’s London – A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks, who said, “London in one word, I suppose, diversity.”
Mayor of London
The current mayor of London is Sadiq Khan. His campaign promise was to make London a city with clean air. London is one of the most polluted cities in Europe. Every day 25 people die from pollution alone – yes, 10 000 people a year. Eddie Izzard, a British comedian, is going to run for mayor of London in 2020. I’m not sure why and how Eddie decided to run for mayor but I’m sure Eddie Izzard is going to learn from Mr Khan’s mistakes to become the next mayor of London.
Open House London – see secret London for free
Every year, more than 800 buildings and projects are open to the public for free. It is the world’s biggest architectural exhibition. The top 10 most-visited buildings during Open House London are 1) Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2) Banqueting House, 3) Guildhall Art Gallery, 4) Admiralty House, 5) Royal Court of Justice 6) Crystal Palace Subway, 7) Old Waiting Room at Peckham Rye Station, 8) The UK Supreme Court, 9) Thames Barrier Information Centre, 10) Argentine Ambassador’s Residence.
Looking for a feng shui consultant near you, in London. Call/text Jan on 07956288574 or email him
Top feng shui tips for Londoners
1) Get better sleep. During the summer, sleeping in total darkness is essential for melatonin production. Make sure that you have totally blacked-out windows or wear sleep masks. I’ve noticed that many houses have inadequate blinds that let in light which will definitely disturb sleep. Switch off wifi for the night, which will disturb your melatonin production.
2) Get more plants. Nature and weather are very prominent in the UK. We can’t control them. But you have control over the plants you can have in your home or garden. Also, air cleansing plants can help with local air pollution, which unfortunately kills 25 people a day.
3) Add more pleasure and fun things to your homes and workplaces. London doesn’t rank high on the happiness index (in 19th place in 2013); more fun and pleasure will always work for your homes and workplaces. Steven Johnson, in his book ‘Wonderland – How play made the modern world’ suggests that it is play and fun that drive and progress humanity (not war or other domains). Nations that value fun and pleasure have higher rates of innovation and creativity. Add fun games, puzzles, sensual and pleasurable objects and anything that brings a smile to your face and others.
4) Enjoy London. It’s changing rapidly and in the last 39 years, many interesting buildings and sites have been transformed. Read Cruickshank’s London – A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks,
Feng shui consultants in London
A quick Google search revealed that there are a few feng shui consultants in London but none with such extensive experience and scientific background in environmental psychology. But if you live in London and are looking for a feng shui consultant near you – with 40+ years of experience in feng shui and environmental psychology feel free to call/text me on 07956 288574 for a quote for feng shui consultation for your home or workplace. Email me