Transcendental Meditation London

Transcendental Meditation London

Living and working in London is exciting, exhilarating and rewarding; on the flip side life can also be stressful and exhausting. The Meditation Trust’s frequent TM courses in central London have already transformed the lives of thousands of Londoners looking for a real solution to the constant demands and pressures of city life. The effects and benefits of TM to health are profound. Only a few minutes of transcendental meditation every day brings far greater results than hours invested in other meditation techniques.

Learn Transcendental Meditation in London

The Meditation Trust, a registered charity since 2000, offers TM course fees up to 50% lower than any other Transcendental Meditation course in the UK.

After learning this effortless, simple yet profound technique of transcendence, you are welcomed into a vast but friendly meditators community with opportunities for group meditations nearly every day of the year!

With free support and guidance for life from our qualified teachers, you will also be invited to meditators’ meetings with them for deeper experience and greater understanding. In addition, you still have telephone contact with your teacher as and when you need it.

Before learning, you can meet a TM teacher in London to ask questions and experience a preparatory mindfulness technique before discussing the differences between these and other techniques.

You can also join our TM meditators for one of their group meditations.

See latest dates of our regular free introductory sessions and Meet Ups here: Free introductory talks on transcendental meditation.

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Where our TM course is held in London

Pimlico, Westminster (SW1)
Taught by Dr Gemma Beckley.
Situated in the borough of Westminster, the Pimlico course is very central and easily accessible for those travelling from all over London and surrounding counties, by underground, bicycle, bus or car.

The one-to-one appointments on Saturday are held in very comfortably furnished therapy rooms in a pleasant side street town house:

A teaching room on the ground floor will usually be available to allow for wheelchair access – please ask upon booking.

For the Sunday and Monday group meetings we convene in a larger space in a local school, the hire of which supports its activities and the local community (full details are provided on booking). A lift is available on request at the venue to allow for wheelchair access.

Public transport

  • Pimlico Tube, Victoria Line, Zone 1, one min walk.
  • Victoria Station and Vauxhall Station are within walking distance.
  • Bus: 2, 24, 36, 87, 88, 185, 360, 436, C10
  • Bicycle parking stands are available nearby.


  • Outside the congestion zone.
  • Parking is free in surrounding roads on the Saturday, Sunday, and on Monday nights after 6.30pm (and by meter payment outside of these times).

Facilities and where to eat
The area has a number of quality places to eat in the lunchtime break between course meetings:

From tapas, to Tandoori, but also recognisable high street names.

There are plenty of green spaces, an art gallery on the doorstep, and of course the nearby river by which to take a walk.

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Old Street, Islington (EC1)
Taught by Dr Gemma Beckley
The Islington course is very central and easily accessible for those travelling from all over London (but especially the North and East), and surrounding counties, by underground, bicycle, bus or car.

Public transport

  • Old Street, Northern line, Zone 1, less than 10 min walk.
  • Angel, Northern line, Zone 1, less than 10 min walk.
  • Barbican, Circle, Hammersmith & city, and Metropolitan lines, Zone 1, less than 10 min walk.
  • King’s Cross St. Pancras and Liverpool Street Overground Stations, less than 20 mins walk.
  • There are a number of bus options.
  • Bicycle parking stands are available nearby.


  • Inside the congestion zone (not payable at weekends or after 6pm weekdays).
  • Parking is free from 6.30pm on weekdays, and all day on Sundays. Pay and display spaces available in surrounding roads on the Saturday or the nearby Barbican carpark is recommended.

Facilities and where to eat
The one-to-one appointments on Saturday are held in very comfortable, quiet and homely consulting rooms in a pleasantly converted town house. For the Sunday and Monday group meetings we convene in a quiet and comfortable meeting space.

Old Street/Angel is perfectly situated as it has easy access to lots of different types of areas in London to explore and relax in the lunchtime break between course meetings. To the East of Old Street is the trendy area of Shoreditch, a couple of stops North and you are in Camden, famous for its markets; a stone’s throw away is the Barbican Centre for the arts; and for eating out, Hoxton is the place to go.

Greenwich (SE10)
Taught by Dr Gemma Beckley.
This course is convenient for those in the East and South East of London, or for those coming in from the surrounding counties of Kent, Surrey or Essex. The venue is Situated on the corner of Egerton Drive and Greenwich High Road, and is easily accessible by underground, bicycle, bus or car.

Public transport

  • Greenwich main line and DLR stations, three min walk
  • Bus 53 stops at the top of Egerton Drive on Blackheath Road
  • Bus 180, 199 and 386 buses stop on Greenwich South Street
  • Bus 177 stops in Greenwich High Road
  • Bicycle stands on Greenwich High Road


  • Parking meters from 9am-5pm, 20p/5 min
    Spaces in Egerton Drive, Ashburham Place and on Greenwich High Road
  • 257 Greenwich High Road (next to Sainsbury’s Local), five min walk, 50p/15 min, max of 4 hours
  • Burnley Road car park, 8 min walk, £2.50 per hour

Facilities and where to eat
The whole course is run by Dr Gemma Beckley at a comfortable training/therapy centre.

The closest restaurant with a selection of foods is just a moments walk at North Pole, or head into the centre of Greenwich during the break where you will find no end of eateries, the popular Greenwich markets, and major tourist attractions such as the Cutty Sark and World Heritage Site the Old Royal Naval College on the banks of the Thames.

See our latest TM course dates for London here.

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The Transcendental Meditation Course structure

Typical Course Schedule as follows:
(Please note: start times vary by teacher and location, and will be confirmed upon booking.)

Personal Instruction, 1 hour by appointment, allow 1.5 hours
Sunday am
Group meeting one, Mid-morning, 2-2.5 hrs
Sunday pm
Group meeting two, Usually late afternoon, 2-2.5 hrs
Monday pm
Group meeting three, Evening, 2-2.5 hrs

Read more about what is involved in the Transcendental Meditation course here.

Transcendental Meditation Course Teachers in London

Dr Gemma Beckley continues to run the courses in Pimlico, Islington and Greenwich, but is now being joined by several new teachers in other convenient areas of London.


Dr Gemma Beckley
Gemma completed her teacher training in 2012, and since then has gained enormous experience, in her first year alone teaching many hundreds of people.

She learned TM at the age of 6, and whilst continuing her personal meditation practice, including many advanced courses, she also spent over 10 years training as a Clinical Psychologist. During that time, her Psychology undergraduate dissertation explored the effects of TM on occupational stress, and her thesis for her professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology explored the effects of TM on anxiety, depression and well being.

Working in the NHS for a number of years, she treated people with a range of diagnoses using a range of psychological therapies including mindfulness based CBT. However, feeling that much greater progress could be made if these modern psychological therapies were supported by the ancient Vedic wisdom of India, she completed her teacher training in the methods laid down by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

She has since taught TM privately to the general public who are often experiencing high levels of stress with a range of physical and mental health problems including anxiety, depression and insomnia, plus people on the Autistic Spectrum and with diagnoses of ADHD and PTSD (but also of course those who are healthy and well but looking to fulfil their full potential!). Gemma is also the Director of the Trust’s Charitable Projects, which has involved teaching children in care and in schools both in the UK and developing countries.

Gemma now does most of her teaching in Central London as well as Kent.

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Reviews and Testimonials for the TM course in London

I didn’t expect to feel the benefit of TM in such a short time. My mind is calmer, my thoughts clearer, I feel energised to start the day, and am enjoying pretty much the entire day without fading or getting exhaustion.”
Luca, London

Excellent course – obviously enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and committed teacher. Impressed by how simple it is to learn and effortless to do.
Roger, London