Soho Health & Beauty
Health & Beauty neighborhood
Akasha Spa at Café Royal
68 Regent St., Soho
Though the hotel is located right in the center of the city overlooking Piccadilly, its subterranean spa feels miles away from the bustling streets above. The space itself is gorgeous, and spending a couple of hours between the sleek and modern gym, pool, and hammam facilities makes for a pretty spectacular spa day. When you book in with some of the expert healers—a resident Reiki master, nutritionist, etc.—the spa also doubles as the most luxurious practitioner's office ever.
89 Rivington St., Soho
Body Studio offers training in boxing, Pilates, and general fitness with an emphasis on tailor-made, individual workouts. The team here (some of the best in the city) work with you to define and achieve your goals.
6-10 Lexington St., Soho
After trying out a few locations in London, Face Place has permanently relocated within the incredibly chic Alex Eagle studio in Soho. Though the space is a little more of-the-moment than what you'll find at their other salons (Eagle has spruced up their stark aesthetic with mid-century furniture and sheepskin pillows), but their approach to skincare is as clinical and no-nonsense as ever. The signature facial combines a round of extractions with a galvanizing treatment which promises to tighten and rejuvenate skin tissue. They also offer some pretty effective peels. There are also locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Holborn.
2nd Floor, Kingly Court., Soho
We were sad to see Triyoga's beautiful, Primrose Hill location go, but are more than satisfied with its new airy, Camden replacement. Beyond their well-known yoga and pilates classes—by far, some of the best the city has to offer—it's also worth checking out their infrared sauna sessions, craniosacral massage, intuitive readings, and nutritional, EFT, and CBT therapy (depending on what you're after). They offer additional services at Triyoga locations in Covent Garden, Camden, and Chelsea.
Will Williams Meditation
45 Hoxton Sq., Shoreditch
Will Williams and Jess Cook took a two and a half year hiatus and traveled to India (and then the world) to learn everything they could about Vedic Meditation, only to return to London to bring it to the masses. Learning the technique takes place over three consecutive sessions: they'll give you a personal mantra in the first session, followed by two sessions of meditation training after that. Then, you're ready to practice on your own and reap the benefits—better sleep, less anxiety, focus, the works—or join their popular group sessions in Victoria (no lotus position required).
Akasha Spa, 50 Regent St., Soho
Operating out of the heavenly Akasha Spa at the Café Royal, Zoë's office is once of the chicest out there, befitting of her clientele. She's best known for helping with weight management and creating realistic menus for her clients' busy lives, though she can also hook them up with a network of doctors and specialists should the issue go deeper.
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