Being in London is good for your wellbeing
London has many spas and retreats where you can pamper yourself.
Close to Covent Garden is the subterranean Soholistic Spa at Ham Yard hotel (the first independent spa to offer treatments from skincare expert Liz Earle).
Further west, Harrods’ Urban Retreat is frequented by the city’s fashionistas. Here, you can have your hair styled by Andrew Barton, British Hairdresser of the year.
But there are other ways to relax in London. Why not treat your senses and your mind as well? The British Museum is a short walk away and across the Thames is Tate Modern.
However you like to relax you will love living in Hexagon Apartments.
The postmaster general and a cheese led revolution.
Neal’s Yard is a small alley in Covent Garden, between Shorts Gardens and Monmouth Street, which opens into a courtyard.
It is named after the 17th century property developer Thomas Neale who held many important posts in his career including Postmaster General to the United States.
The courtyard now contains several health food cafes and shops such as Neal’s Yard Remedies, the Wild Food Café and Neal’s Yard Dairy. This dairy has been described as London’s foremost cheese store. When it opened in 1979 it helped to kickstart the wholefood movement and helped to revive the Covent Garden area.
Tuttons. A very English experience.
Tuttons is one of the most famous and oldest restaurants in Covent Garden.
It can be found on the east side of the piazza, very close to Hexagon Apartments. The restaurant overlooks the busy markets and specialises in mainly English dishes.
The chef places a heavy emphasis on seasonal fare and the idea is to showcase the variety and quality of this nation’s food. You will be bowled over by the gorgeous interior designed by Russell Sage.
When the weather is good you can also eat out on the cobbles of Covent Garden.
National Portrait Gallery
Come face to face with the faces that shaped British History.
Walk towards Leicester Square from your apartment and you will come across the National Portrait Gallery. This is home to the world’s largest collection of personalities and faces, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Here, you’ll find depictions of everyone from kings and politicians to rock and film stars. Artists from Holbein to Hockney are on permanent display and there are many different exhibitions and events throughout the year.
As well as paintings you will find cutting edge photography and famous sculptures. It is certainly a place to show your face.