Londoners concept of wellness used to be a bag of chips and a pint with the odd visit to the gym but times are changing. Now you'll find an abundance of spas, yoga studios and wellness cafes. Foodies such as Hemsley + Hemsley and Deliciously Ella are the spearheads of this new scene but London can now give LA a run for its money.
In this London Wellness Guide I'll introduce you to the best places to eat, beauty salons, mind and body classes and much more.
Places to eat
1st Floor, Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
Wild Food cafe celebrates and specialises natural plant foods, ingredients, practices and methods.
All dishes are nourishing, inspiring, wild crafted and foraged foods from pristine ecosystems, small organic farmers and ethical and local suppliers.
Wild by Tart
3-4 Eccleston Yard, Belgravia
Wild by Tart is a neighbourhood restaurant offering a fully immersive, multi-purpose space. Housed in a former power station and coal store, the 9,000 sq. ft site combines restaurant, bar, deli and kiosk, retail offering, events space and photography studio.
1 Redchurch St, Shoreditch
This restaurant is found between Kings Road and Fulham Road in Chelsea. Enjoy basking on the sun filled terrace or stay for a lunch accompanied with a super-food cocktail. Starry-tiled bathrooms, pink light bulb framed arches and cork beams, create a field day for the eye.
Akasha Holistic Wellbeing
Hotel Cafe Royal, Regent Street
Nine treatment rooms, including a double treatment Akasha Suite, offer signature treatments which marry innovative Western practices with ancient Eastern traditions. There is a private Hammam for purifying scrubs and massages
104 Draycott Ave
Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross is a holistic wellness space designed to recharge, restore and nourish body, mind and spirit. They have brought nature into an urban setting creating a sanctuary of calm in the heart of the city.
A place to heal
118B Holland Park Avenue
A Place to Heal by Arrigo offers an escape from the fast-lane of everyday life to reflect, learn, commune and find inner calm, inspired by leading thinkers and specialist therapists. It is sanctuary where we can awaken our inner being by exploring our place in 21st century society and ways to live with courage, joy and meaning.
Lily provides you with the education and tools you need to make practical, sustainable and positive dietary changes no matter how busy you are. Whether your goals are to improve energy, digestion, immune function, hormonal balance or even weight management.
The London Nutritionist
Jo Travers, is a professional, evidenced-based nutritionist in London. She has worked with the BBC, Channel 4, The Islam channel and more. She is a registered dietitian and provides confidential, individual nutrition advice to meet your personal situation and requirements.
The Naked Nutritionist
Daniel bases your diet on your specific needs. It gets results. He works with a proprietary functional medicine model to offer personalised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. He looks at the causes of ill health and bases your solution on a complete case history, using the most sought after biochemical, genetic testing, and analysis available.
The Grocery Supermarket
52-56 Kingsland Rd
One of London's longest-serving organic supermarkets, it now also has a cafe on site. They have a large selection of household and beauty goods, along with a treatment room.
32-34 New Cavendish Street
Content provides options for those who want to opt out of the mainstream beauty industry. It also covers fashion with independent designers, brands and makers. The walls are coloured with non-toxic paint. The floors have been restored or repaired using reclaimed flooring and fixtures that have either been handmade in London or found and reused.
188 Westbourne Grove
Yes that Goop. Part of Gwyneth Paltrow's iconic wellness superbrand. Selling a wide variety of products over multiple floors, if you've ever fancied nabbing some Goop products, why not pick them up in person.