The best eateries & well-being spots to see and be seen in London.
The Power Stay: The Ned
Few openings garner the instant buzz that The Ned has achieved. That’s because the brainchild of Soho House Co & famed Sydell Hotel Group lives up to the hype.
From their destination restaurant (Cecconi’s anyone?) to the rooftop pool and Cowshed Spa, the only threat is that it’ll be hard to drag yourself to any other spot.
The Power Blow-dry: Duck & Dry
The first branch of Duck & Dry proved such a hit with The Chelsea Set that their latest opening in Oxford Circus seemed only a natural leap. They’ve got the blow dry bar down to a fine art: an extensive style menu (including dreamy up-dos), sleek interiors, and stylists that impart a pampering sense of joy. Open from 7.30am, this is a power-morning pit stop must.
The Power Breakfast: Duck & Waffle
Nothing starts the day like breakfast in the sky. Forty floors up, Duck & Waffle offers panoramic views of London (in the winter, it’s also the best spot to catch a late sunrise) and since it’s open 24 hours a day you can choose to eat whenever you wake. The clientele is an eclectic mix – it’s city location means it’s great for pre-boardroom dining but it also attracts a heavy dose of the fashion and media worlds. The food, under esteemed chef Dan Doherty lives up to the hype – and unsurprisingly, the waffles are worth a try.
The Power Workout: Kobox
Boxing has quickly become London’s favourite workout and Kobox has led the charge. It’s King’s Road location, sleek, shiny black punching bagsm and “nightclub meets fight club” atmosphere has attracted everyone from elite athletes to time-poor CEOs. A favourite with the London wellness crowd too, any session in the ‘box’ produces an endorphin high that’s hard beat.
The Power Lunch: Farmacy
Vegetarian and vegan food has never tasted (or looked) so good. On a mission to showcase the delicious array of plant-based food from around the world, Farmacy has quickly become a firm favourite thanks to their mouth-watering Macro bowls, immune-boosting juices (served, rather photogenically, in syringe shots), and the famed Farmacy burger. Expect to find high-powered yummy mummies, entrepreneurs, and off-duty wellness gurus in situ.
The Power Spree: Moda Operandi
Take the pain (and time) out of shopping with one of Moda’s dedicated personal stylists, all equipped with an array of tricks up their well-tailored sleeves to deliver the perfect outfit (or entire wardrobe) that suits your needs. It’s been hailed as the most bespoke personal shopping service in London – and given the competition, that is no mean feat.
The Power Facial: Pfeffer Sal
Set at the end of a cobbled mews in the center of town, Pfeffer Sal has quickly become a certain favourite of those in the know. Their approach mixes natural techniques, like the facial massage, with high-tech offerings (even their essential facial includes a relaxing spell under the LED light). The real selling point, though, is that they tailor every facial to each person; the perfect mix and match of limitless serums, creams, and cutting-edge treatments will deliver some of the most impressive skin transformations around.
A native Londoner, Amy discovered her love for health & beauty while working at Harper’s Bazaar in New York before returning home to work for Conde Nast, Shortlist Media and Net-a-Porter. Eight years later, the mission remains the same: to discover the products and treatments that really work.