Where to book in for self-care in central London | St James's London


Where to book in for self-care in central London

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Make an appointment to feel your best

We balance multiple demands every day to try to be the best partner, friend, parent, grandparent, carer, colleague that we can be. It’s often only too easy to forget to prioritise your own wellbeing once in awhile.

We can only be the best version of ourselves, if we make time and plan in some self-care. Book time in your diary and use our roundup of the best London hairdressers, barbers, gyms and spaces on hand to help you feel your best.

Work out at Nordic Balance

Work towards your fitness goals with Nordic Balance’s expert team of trainers, or simply keep your body moving and help quiet your mind with a relaxing swim and sauna session. Adjusting to working from home pains? Book an appointment with an osteopath or schedule a massage and destress.

Book in a grooming session at Truefitt & Hill

Since 1805, Truefitt & Hill have been the go-to barbers for generations of gentlemen thanks to their expertise in traditional techniques that leave you feeling revived. Whether you want a relaxing head massage, hot towel wet shave or the Ultimate Grooming Experience, book your appointment now.

Get a fresh trim at Murdock London

Need to tidy your beard or update your do? From the classic short back and sides to a full restyle, Murdock London’s Soho team can help you sculpt your look. Book in and relax; you’re in good hands.

Pop into D.R. Harris for the original pick-me-up

Chemist and perfumers, D.R. Harris has been looking after Londoners since 1790 and has maintained its Royal Warrant for over 80 years. Say goodbye to foggy mornings and sample its original hangover cure, now reimagined as a ‘morning reviver’.

Build a skincare routine at Aesop

Establishing a routine can work wonders for your mental and physical health. Combat pollution and everyday signs of fatigue with a tailored skincare routine from Aesop in beautiful Piccadilly Arcade. Take a break and pause to enjoy the view from its intimate second floor hideaway.

Slow your roll at BIKE-DROP

Commuting by bike or cycling for fun is a fantastic way to discover the city. Give yourself peace of mind by storing your beloved bike at BIKE-DROP Piccadilly. Why not book your wheels in for a service while you go about your day?

Meet fellow cyclists at Rapha’s London Cycling Clubhouse

Rapha has revamped its Brewer Street store to make it the ultimate hub for London cyclists. Visit to try on the latest looks, pause for a coffee in the cafe and learn more about joining its group rides, competitions, and other events from the Rapha Cycling Club.

Reserve a table and date in your diary

Love trying new cuisines? Treat yourself to a table for one or book a catch up in one of St James’s restaurants and bars – remember, self-care isn’t always a solo activity; reach out for support from friends and family when you need it.

We’ve also created a guide to walking to the West End and put our spin on cycling in London to help you explore (or reexplore!) the capital.

For more ideas and challenges to help you prioritise your mental and physical health, check out our wellbeing goals for 2022.