Relaxing and London isn’t two words you would usually put together. However, it is possible to chill out and relax amongst all the hustle and bustle of the capital city. After a couple of days in London, I usually find myself needing a few days to recover but if you slow down and take some time for yourself, your break to London could be a relaxing one. You don’t have to spend your time rushing about when you could be relaxing in a luxury spa, chilling out in London’s parks or enjoying a special afternoon tea. Find out some of my favourite suggestions on where to relax and take a slow-paced break to London.
A Luxury Spa Day
At the moment, I’m all about spa days and taking time for myself. I’ll actually be doing a few more Spa reviews in the next couple of months but you might have seen that I visited Champneys a couple of months. They also have a city spa located in Enfield which is the perfect place for a spa day in London. This city spa offers a range of pampering treatments from facials to massages that will leave you truly relaxed and re-rejuvenated.
Take an Aerial Yoga Class
Across London, you’ll find classes for everything and anything. One that caught my eye was Aerial Yoga, not only does it take your yoga to the next level but it improves your core strength and flexibility. Flying Fantastic offers classes in central London for all levels of ability. It really does sounds like a fun way to have a relaxing afternoon and zen out.
Escape to Kew Gardens
One of my favourite things about London is all the amazing green spaces. There are so many different parks in which you can relax and completely chill out on Summer’s day. Richmond Park, Primrose Hill and Greenwich Park are all worth exploring on a peaceful walk but Kew Gardens is great for a relaxing afternoon. Retreat to Kew Gardens and escape the hustle of London whilst discovering the Palm House, Victorian Green House and Queen Charlotte’s Cottage. You’ll certainly be able to relax and in this calm and beautiful surroundings.
Treat yourself Afternoon Tea
It might not be the most relaxing thing in the world but treating yourself to Afternoon Tea is a form of self-care in my eyes. There’s are some incredible themed Afternoon Tea’s in and around London up to an excellent standard. I’ve previously visited Claridges and it was incredible, it was very private and I found it a luxury retreat from the world with delicious food. Next week, I’m trying out the Afternoon Tea at The Ritz so I’ll let you know how that one goes!
What is your favourite thing to do to unwind? Do you seek relaxation amongst the city life?