Whether you’re recovering from your last big trip, gearing up for the next one, or London is the destination and you’re already on vacation, a little bit of pampering can go a long way in the Big Smoke. Here are some of our top recommendations for the ultimate relaxation experience.
Professional massage is a universally-appreciated way to chill out. Whether you’re missing Thai massages on the beach or Swedish massages in Stockholm, trying out hot stone or deep tissue for the first time, or prefer any other style, this is basically the best way ever to relax your body and mind. Massage London discounts are readily available if you know where to look, and can save you a lot of money on your treatment. While you’re at it, other spa treatments can be supremely rewarding as well. Facials, manicures and pedicures, aromatherapy, waxing (okay, that one’s not so relaxing)—whatever you need to feel at ease and content can be found easily at quality centers around London. The cost of all these treatments can add up quickly, but taking advantage of spa vouchers can make a huge difference in the final bill.
You can make your stay in London much more luxurious by choosing a hotel that matches your desires, even if it’s outside of the budget that you normally operate with. 5 star accommodations are widely available and varies from ultra-modern, sleek comfort to historic opulence fit for the royal family. Famous hotels like the Mandarin Oriental, the Dorchester, the Berkley, and the Goring (where Kate Middleton spent her last night as a single lass) offer unparalleled comfort and service. Splurging at these spots might dent your bank account, but isn’t that the point of pampering after all?
Few things cheer a person up like dessert. Whether it’s chocolate, cream, fruit, cakes or pies, or any other form, professionally prepared gourmet sweets are the ultimate in heavenly indulgence. Dessert bars are springing up around the city, led by heavyweights like William Curley’s (awarded best chocolatier in the UK for four years running!). Check out the Pollen Street Social Dessert Bar, Laduree, and the Icreamists for some of the highest quality selections. You will never be disappointed by a visit to one of these elegant establishments!
If pampering is what you’re looking for, then London has endless options to offer. Whether you’re enjoying a much-deserved break from the hectic pace of work and responsibilities, or free-wheeling without worrying about expenses, you’re sure to find the perfect weekend plans in this great city.