Long gone are the Saturday mornings spent in bed after a big night – weekends are for funky workouts, secret yoga societies, spa staycations, mindfulness meet-ups, wellness festivals, sumptuous shakes and tasty brunch dates. When you’ve invested in the latest snazzy matching two piece from Active In Style, why put your outfit to waste in front of Netflix? The London Wellness Guide has come up with a few fabulous places for you to try out; sip coffee, swing kettlebells and soothe the senses…
We suggest dressing up in your brightest, boldest, most fluorescent neon gear for your KOBOX class. This boutique boxing studio combines functional strength training with heavy bag boxing and colourful UV lights to get you fighting fit. Known as the place “Where Fightclub meets Nightclub”, KOBOX now have a studio in The City, as well as their original venue on the King’s Road. See you there for Round 1…
As the music is turned up and the lights are turned down, prepare to get your sweat on! With indoor cycling studios in Shoreditch and Holborn (locations in Battersea and Hammersmith coming soon), the BOOM instructors have created a loyal following, one that is usually decked out in brightly coloured crop tops and the lushest of leggings. Ride with the BOOM brigade to get your cardio before coffee this weekend?
Rude Health Café
Situated at the end of the New King’s Road, we recommend taking a jog along the River Thames before tucking in to some well-deserved weekend brunch at Rude Health Café. The porridge, made with almond drink comes with a choice of 5 toppings: blueberries, mascarpone, blueberry compote and maple seeds tastes as good as it sounds and the space itself is light, bright and creatively cool. In the summer they are known to host interesting Wellness events, so keep an eye on the Rude Health schedule!
This Californian-inspired café should hold a prime position on your list of where to breakfast, brunch and lunch. The gorgeous glass front lets natural light flood in – notably brightening up both your food and your mood. Hally’s has a relaxed feel about it that makes it hard to leave, and this is made that much harder by their weekend offering of a BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH. Perhaps a lap around Parson’s Green and then we’ll meet you there in our latest Lilybod leggings.
Urban Retreat Harrods
Found on the 5th Floor of Harrods, the Urban Retreat Spa will leave you feeling fresh as a daisy and soft as silk. This Moroccan style spa is best known for its signature Hamman Ritual, a luxury treatment inspired by centuries of old ancestral Moroccan beauty customs when your mind, body and skin are purified during a soothing bathing ritual. Why not treat yourself to a purity facial while you’re there, because you deserve it (obviously).
So whether you’re doing push ups on a park bench, or sipping green smoothies in Shoreditch, make the most of your weekends by doing what you love, wearing what you love, with the people you love. Hello Summer, let’s get Active in Style!
The London Wellness Guide showcases an inspiring collection of London’s trendiest juice bars, healthy eateries, boutique fitness studios, yoga spaces, serene spas and other nourishing nooks around the city. Additionally, you’ll find articles from experts and influencers on topics surrounding health and wellbeing. Pick up your own copy online.