Do you ever visit somewhere, and leave thinking ‘why on earth have I never been before?!’ Well that’s exactly how I felt upon leaving the House of Elemis (as well as totally, unapologetically relaxed, of course). Tucked away in London’s bustling Mayfair, the townhouse features everything from a heavenly Elemis shop (with all of the products), a rapid Speed Spa (for if you’re fancying a 15 or 30 minute lunch-time treatment- yup, these do exist)- and luxury wind-down Penthouse, for something a little more special (think of it as your own personal private spa- dreamy). It’s the perfect way to unwind at the end of a busy week, and since visiting for a deep tissue massage following a HIIT session, I’m determined to make it a monthly treat too!
2 Lancashire Ct, Mayfair W1S 1EX
No. 11 Cadogan Gardens:
Tucked away around the back of Sloane Square lies the hidden gem that is No. 11 Cadogan Gardens, a rather regal London townhouse hotel, and host to one seriously delightful afternoon tea. At £22 pp, this tea is certainly a snip in comparison with some of its other London counterparts, but huddled away in one of the city’s most luxurious areas (and with it served in one of the most decadent lounges I’ve visited)- it’s certainly not lacking in quality! With everything from endless finger sandwiches, delicious scones and even a mini creme brûlée, it’s the perfect treat after some Christmas shopping on the Kings Road. Just don’t fall asleep in the arm chairs! ; )
11 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2RJ
Eggbreak is a new opening from the people behind Soho House, and situated in Notting Hill is the perfect pit-stop for a day of West London exploring. With a pretty self explanatory menu (the clue’s in the name, kids)- Eggbreak oozes a menu full of delicious egg based dishes (everything from creamy carbonara, to fried chicken burgers to classic poached with avocado and scrambled numbers)- there’s plenty to chose from. On top of that, the desert menu is pretty special too (and I’ve also heard great things about their cocktails)- definitely worth a visit!
30 Uxbridge St, London W8 7TA