Look within, reflect, and rejuvenate yourself this year, with optimum wellness in London’s one of a kind area. There’s always been an understated wellness and serenity to St James’s; from the pleasant bars and restaurants, to the relaxed shopping experiences, captivating art and tranquil greenery. This brief piece is simply an articulation of the key ways to boost your wellness in the St James’s neighbourhood. Do enjoy.
It wouldn’t be an article on improving wellbeing if it didn’t mention the number one tip to do so - exercise. Indeed, one does have to get their body moving in order to shake off the winter blues. Many experts claim walking and running do the trick and we aren’t one to disagree with them. Luckily the peacefulness of St James’s Park and areas within the neighbourhood such as St James’s Square make them perfect for such activities. This year we suggest going for regular mindful strolls through these areas; your body will thank you for it. If you desire to take it up a notch, St James’s is also home to London’s only ‘E by Equinox’ gym - offering simply the most elevated and personalised fitness experiences.
In St James’s you can take your wellbeing literally into your own hands by exploring the Anatomē store in Princes Arcade. The space is a refuge of health and wellness, with an extensive collection of essential oils, vitamins, and nutrients to help one look after oneself. The lovely people at Anatomē are always delighted to explain how you may apply their therapeutic oils at home for maximum benefit. The store is also home to many soaps, scrubs, and mindfulness books to enrich your life.
Alternatively, a spa day’s plethora of benefits - from improving circulation, to lowering blood pressure, and reducing stress - make it a great idea for boosting vitality throughout the year. The award-winning SoSPA at the Sofitel hotel claims to give all ‘a taste of urban serenity’. So, immerse yourself within their three floor paradise of intimate treatment. The revitalising daylight let in through the spa’s tall windows alone, may be enough to enhance your general wellbeing. Let yourself be pampered from head to toe by experts, as they listen to your body’s signs and adjust treatments accordingly. It certainly is an urban oasis.
Who can forget the exquisite food? They don’t say you are what you eat for no reason - good nutrition is absolutely key to improving your mood and health. Enjoy quality time with the people closest to you over a satisfying meal. There’s an abundant amount of nourishing dishes in St James’s one of a kind restaurants. Try any of the delicious cuisines from The Wolseley’s menu for example, or a mouth-watering wholesome salad from Urban Tea Rooms; you will not regret it.
We simply couldn’t end an article about wellness in St James’s without mentioning its profusion of art galleries. After enjoying a tasty meal with your nearest and dearest, have a wander around the neighbourhood to see artwork of all kinds. From classic still life to contemporary installations, we have it all. The neighbourhood’s art pieces will certainly give you something to talk about, so take your time, relax and explore to your own pace.