There have been few benefits of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, if one thing is clear it’s that it has forced us to slow down and focus more on our health, be it mental or physical. Whether in the form of self-care evenings or gym memberships, many people have been making lifestyle changes in the name of better health.
In a city as fast-paced as London, it can be hard to wind down. With this in mind, LLM – Luxury Lifestyle Magazine lists the wellness locations across the capital you need to try in order to achieve a sense of complete ‘zen’.
Aire Ancient Baths
Having gained a cult following throughout their locations across the globe, Aire Ancient Baths has finally landed in London. Described as ‘temples dedicated to mind and body relaxation where time does not exist’, the venue offers a range of relaxing experiences, including the Ancient Bath Experience, a tour at your own pace through the venue’s six thermal bathing pools.
Start at the Caldarium, a 40-degree bathing experience, or opt for a 10-degree ice bath if you so dare. Those looking for something a little different can even choose The Wine Bath experience, where vino fans from across the country can opt to be submerged in a bath full of red wine (although we would much rather drink it). Nestled in the heart of Covent Garden, the venue is the perfect escape for those needing to escape the hustle and bustle of London living.
You may be familiar with GlowBar, as they will have surely cropped up on your Instagram feed at one point or another. Famous for their super cute, pastel pink interior and aptly named ‘Moon milks’ (think super cute yet healthy ‘lattes’ or smoothies that seemingly come in every colour of the rainbow), there is more to this venue than your bikini-clad Instagram influencer. In fact, the benefits of the infrared saunas that have become synonymous with the venue are endless; including increased circulation, improved mood and sleep and, of course, glowing skin.
Those committed to the glow can book a package of up to 20×45 minute sessions, whilst a standard session lasts up to 45 minutes. The sauna ‘pods’ can be booked for up to two people, so grab a friend and head down to the venue at 70 Mortimer Street. Be sure to try a Naked Moon Shake post-sauna, too.
Lanserhof At The Arts Club
Highly regarded as London’s finest medical and health facility, Lanserhof offers members the best of the best in medicine, fitness and holistic wellbeing.
With an extensive treatment list, including intravenous vitamin infusions, nutrition consultations, physiotherapy and doctors appointments, the Lanserhof is much more than simply a self care experience. Instead, the exclusive club offers state of the art treatments and services designed to make you look and feel your very best – think of it as a ‘medical gym’. Our top pick? The Life Plus Infusion, a blend of B12, Zinc and Magnesium that is the perfect party-season pick me up.
Cloud Twelve, the boutique health and wellness club located in the heart of Notting Hill, really does have it all. From massages and high-tech facials to hair styling, as well as reflexology and herbal medicine practices, Cloud Twelve leaves no stone unturned whilst helping guests achieve their wellbeing goals.
For mums to be or parents who simply need a moment of peace, there are also child care facilities on site in the form of the Kids Club, a ‘unique open ended play and learn area specifically designed for optimal child development’. For those feeling hungry post treatment, head down to the brasserie, offering the ‘best quality of ingredients from field to fork’ with a carefully curated Vegan and Vegetarian menu.
Vitamin Injections London
London isn’t short of great places to eat (you can see our recommendations here). With such a wide array of choice right on your doorstep, it can be hard to ensure you are consuming the correct amount of vitamins. Luckily, it’s 2021 – and you can, essentially, cheat your way to a health diet through the use of IV drips and vitamin shots.
B Vitamin energy shots are a great option for those in need of an energy boost, whilst the Antioxidant Combo shot is a particularly effective choice for those looking to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. If you have recently visited one of our recommended restaurants, we recommend the Heavy Meal Detox IV – although this by no means allows you to skip the gym the next day.