Wellness Enthusiasts: What to do in London

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While there’s plenty to be said for trying new things when traveling in a foreign country, we’re of the belief that there’s also no shame in sticking with activities that we already know we love. Even in the best of circumstances, traveling can be stressful, and sometimes it’s nice to just kick back and relax with a massage and a steaming hot cup of herbal tea. When this is the kind of travel we’re after, London is one of our favorite destinations, thanks to its thriving wellness culture and plethora of sustainable dining options. If you’re a fellow wellness-loving traveler, read on to learn more about some of our favorite things to do in The Big Smoke.

Eat at Farmacy

London is chock-full of plant-based eateries these days, but not many that can boast a fully seasonal, organic, biodynamic menu. For this, head to Farmacy in the West London district of Notting Hill. Along with its regular à la carte offerings, the restaurant also serves brunch on weekends and a traditional English afternoon tea on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons.

Stop by Linnaean

More than just an ordinary spa, Linnaean is a self-proclaimed “lifestyle destination” with its own apothecary and in-house cafe. From beauty treatments to bottomless brunch, the ethos of Linnaean is rooted in our relationship with the natural world, and thus, organic, non-toxic ingredients are the standard.

Relax at Re:Mind

If meditation is more your speed, be sure to stop by Re:Mind, a community healing studio in the open-air market Eccleston Yards. Since 2018, the studio has offered a variety of sound, breath, and energy work classes to tourists and locals looking to cultivate a sense of calm and well-being. With experienced teachers referred to as ‘calmers’ and class sizes of 15 people or less, Re:Mind is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and recover in peace.