If you’ve dramatically thrown your hands up and exclaimed, “I need a break!” more than a handful of times in the last few days then you’ll probably be reassured to hear that you’re not the only one.
But what might please you more is that the gods are looking down on us and there’s a new – and, more importantly free – weekend of wellness coming to London. Featuring everything you need to return to work the following Monday bathed in serenity, it’s a welcomed break that we all deserve.
Taking place over two weekends in June, Westfield London (14th-16th) and Westfield Stratford City’s (28th-30th) ‘Weekend of Wellness’ promises to give Londoners the chance to indulge in total relaxation, right in the heart of the city.
Curated by British Vogue, the free events will be interactive and inclusive for all. Spend the day talking all things beauty, food and fitness as well as learning about mental wellbeing through classes, workshops, unique products and treatments. Bringing the pages of British Vogue to life, key highlights of Westfield and British Vogue’s ‘Weekend of Wellness’ include:
The Wellness Bar
Exactly as the name suggests, the Wellness Bar is your one-stop shop for all things mutually mouthwatering and beneficial for your health. Sample gazpacho by Avalle and KeVita kombucha drinks in a range of flavours and get your hands on a vegan F!lth burger, a pop up burger bar promising to be London’s hottest new plant based burgers. As the brainchild of British Vogue contributor Rosemary Ferguson and celebrity chef Gizzi Erskine, you know it’ll be a hit.
The KeVita Hub
For a drink with a difference, head over to The KeVita Hub, where you can sample some of KeVita’s kombucha drinks, which are pure and organic. They’ll also have industry experts to educate visitors on the health benefits of fermentation.
Escape the stress of day-to-day life by popping into The Studio, where there’ll be a timetable of free classes and sessions from industry leaders hosting wellness workshops and fitness classes and yoga from Lululemon. There’ll also be sessions for little ones with kids yoga classes from Cosmic Kids.
The Meditation Zone
But if you’re looking for peace and relaxation without having to get into your gym gear, The Meditation Zone is the place to go. This peaceful haven in the middle promises customers the chance to take a breath and trial some of Calm’s most popular audio sessions including calming anxiety and managing stress.
The Anti-Pollution Pod
If you’re looking to cleanse your body as well as your mind, The Anti-Pollution Pod is quite literally a breath of fresh air. This unique installation offers the purest air for the ultimate detox. Westfield London’s award-winning spa, Natura Bissé, will also be offering complimentary express hand and arm massage treatments.
For more information, head to Westfield’s website. Find the studio timetable here. Nearest stations to Westfield London Shepherd’s Bush: Shepherd’s Bush, White City, Wood Lane, Shepherd’s Bush Market. Nearest stations to Westfield London Stratford City: Stratford International, Stratford.
Also published on Medium.