The city of London may be better known as a place of hustle and bustle, but there’s also plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind with plenty of venues and experiences carefully designed to offer a sense of peace and tranquillity amid the chaos. Here are our top tips for pampering yourself on your London visit…
Take a spa break
Spa breaks in London have gained momentum in recent years, as more and more venues offer a range of fantastic pampering treatments designed to help you relax and unwind. Whether you’re opting for a full spa break or simply want to enjoy a treatment or two while you’re in the area, you are sure to find a place to cater to almost any treatment under the sun. If there’s something specific you’re looking for, be sure to do your research beforehand – and that way you’ll be able to make a booking for some of the more in-demand spa treatments in the city.
Enjoy an Afternoon Tea
In addition to spa breaks becoming more popular, so too has the tradition of afternoon tea – once a staple of refined British culture, it has made a big comeback at some of the city’s finest hotels and restaurants. The Montcalm London Afternoon Tea is one of the very best and promises to offer delicious teas and a range of sweet treats sure to impress even the most discerning of clientele. Not only will treating yourself to afternoon tea help you feel more relaxed, but it’s also a rather sophisticated way to mingle with other foodies in beautiful surroundings for an ultra-luxe feel.
Get away from it all with a great book
There’s lots of libraries in London, and many book shops to pick up great new reading material. While spa breaks in London might offer more obvious ways to pamper yourself, there’s more than one way to relax – and choosing a tranquil space in the city and a good book might just be your perfect day out. There are lots of places to choose from, including the city’s numerous Royal Parks and smaller communal gardens and green spaces. Our top picks for relaxing in nature would be St James’s Park, with its superb location and stunning lake, as well as Richmond Park, where you can find deer roaming free alongside ancient trees and wildflowers. St James’s Park is situated alongside three royal palaces and also hosts the Horse Guards Parade,. The area’s famous pelican residents help provide a perfectly peaceful idyll.
Watch a film in style
Everyone loves a trip to the cinema, but this is cinema at it’s very best! The Everyman Cinema is a new way of viewing, with plush comfy seats, plentiful food and flowing alcohol. The chain shows a range of classic films and new releases, and there’s plenty of venues across London, all dedicated to the luxury cinema experience. There’s also membership options for those who are hooked on film.