Winter’s creeping in, the wooly jumpers and coats have made their way to the front of our wardrobes and we’ve accepted that our skin won’t see the light of day for a while. We tend to give our bodies less attention in the winter (why shave your legs while they’re in hiding?!), but beneath the layers of clothes, our skin is crying out for some TLC.
A bit pampering goes a long way, which is why Secret London have got you covered from head to toe. These treatments are sure to leave you feeling revitalised and invincible – without breaking the bank.
1. For Flicking Good Hair: Tommy Guns
The ladies and gents who enter a Tommy Guns hair salon are sure to come out feeling super-slick, with a new do to show for it. The branches in both Soho and Shoreditch combine old-school barbershop interiors, laid-back vibes and, most importantly, skilled and on-trend stylists, which all add up to create a unique salon experience.
And what’s more, Tommy Guns have arranged a deal with our friends at Fever… on Mondays and Tuesdays users get 25% off any treatment of their choosing! If you don’t have Fever already, download it here and treat your hair to a good ol’ chop (or colour, blow-dry…).
Soho, W1F 9SN and Shoreditch, EC2A 3QT
2. Smile-Inducing Facial: Cucumba, Urban Pit Stop
Time is money – and this beauty ‘pit-stop’ proves that you can save a dime (or £££) when you pay for the time. At Cucumba you don’t pay for treatments, but time slots, meaning it’s ideal for a quick skin-fix on your lunch break. We recommend trying one of their Dermalogica facials. There are different treatments to suit every skin type, ranging from £9.50 for under 10 minutes, to £99 for a full 90 minutes.
Soho W1F 8QB
3. A (Neck) Cracking Massage: Porchester Spa
Porchester Spa’s situated within a Grade II listed building in Bayswater, providing a picturesque and calming backdrop to your ‘me’ time. Their range of massages are all reasonably priced for London – a quick traditional massage is £26 for 30 minutes. After your massage you can gain access to their thermal spa facilities, where you can sit back, soak up the steam and forget about the frosty weather outside.
Bayswater, W2 5HS
4. Nails On Point: Cheeky Parlour
Cheeky by name, cheeky by nature. So cheeky that they offer Prosecco by the glass (or bottle) while you’re getting your nails done. You’ll find a Cheeky Parlours in Holborn and Shoreditch, both offering online booking and walk-ins (so you can get that last minute manicure before a night out). Their signature ‘Cheeky Manicure’ will set you back £20, but that’s £20 spent on some extra sass ?
Holborn, WC1V 7BD and Shoreditch, E2 7DP
5. All Over Body Bliss: Pasha
Be transported to an oasis of Turkish and Moroccan bliss at the boutique Pasha hotel. Once inside the baths, you’ll be taken through the traditional Turkish method of steaming and scrubbing, which will leave your skin feeling brand new. Exfoliate London life away and step into the winter revitalised!
Camberwell, SE5 0EE
Once you’ve refreshed your body, it’s time to destress and refresh your mind. Have a look at these things to do in London that will leave you feeling great on the inside too.
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