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.
You can learn at very convenient locations around London, or you can learn on retreat deep in the tranquil Kent countryside which is just 15 minutes from the M25 or 45 minutes from London (easily accessible by train or car).
After learning this effortless, simple yet profound technique of transcendence, you are automatically a member of the Meditation Trust and are welcomed into a vast but friendly meditators community of over 10,000 people across the UK. You will have opportunities to join them for regular group meditations, and have access to exceptionally good value retreats and advanced programmes.
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 hear more about TM, understand the differences between TM, mindfulness and other techniques, have all your questions answered, and stay on to join a group meditation if you wish (basic mindfulness technique instructed if desired). See latest dates of our regular free introductory sessions: 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 located in Royal Hill, London SE10 8RF, and is easily accessible by underground, bicycle, bus or car.
Public transport

  • 7 minute walk from Greenwich train station


  • Parking meters from 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday, Sunday
  • Spaces on Royal Hill, Hyde Vale, Point Hill, George Street
  • Free Parking is available at the top of Hyde Vale approximately 10 minute walk away

Facilities and where to eat
The whole course is run by Dr Gemma Beckley at a comfortable training/therapy centre.
The closest restaurants with a selection of foods are The Prince of Greenwich Pub on Royal Hill, the Hill restaurant just across the road, Royal Teas two doors down and Buenos Ares Cafe a two minute walk away.

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
Gemma completed her teacher training in 2012, and since then has gained enormous experience teaching several thousand people from all walks of life.
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 on retreat in 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