If London is on the horizon, then you are going to absolutely love these wellness inspired things to do!
London’s calling and who can blame you.
It’s one of the most vibrant cities in the world, with something to offer everyone, including plenty of wellness endeavors.
You won’t have any difficulty finding experiences to enhance your mind, body, & spirit in the London.
London is Ideal for Self-Care
Personally, I’m a big fan of London.
It fits the bill for my wellness travel approach, as well as, it’s an idyllic location to practice photography (which adds happiness to any day).
If you were to ask yourself some wellness travel questions, I bet London just might fit the bill for you too!
London is one of my regular go-to weekend getaways. It’s one of the great benefits of living in Italy, easy access to Europe.
It has an ever-growing wellness scene. And as we all look to re-prioritize our health and well-being post pandemic, that’s bound to keep growing.
It’s the perfect example to show that traveling in ways that support your well-being can take anyplace you travel, even the big city.
So put London on your wellness travel bucket list, you won’t be disappointed!
10 Wellness Things To Do in London (That Build Well-Being)
There are limitless ways to work wellness elements into any London itinerary.
The arts, food scene, outdoor pursuits, fitness experiences, mindful spaces- just waiting for you!
The great thing about such a big city like London is that there’s always something new, so exploring with wellness in mind can be different with each trip.
Which may have something to do with why we all keep going back.
So, without further ado, here are 10 wellness things to do in London, to help rejuvenate your mind & body.
Explore With A Night Walk
Walking is an easy way to stay in shape.
So, why not lace up your shoes and try something different like a night walk.
London presents a totally different personality at night, one worth experiencing.
There is always something happening after dark in the city.
From The Tower of London to Big Ben, so many of the iconic landmarks accentuate the skyline with pizazz.
Whether its a leisurely stroll on The Southbank or an energizing jaunt around Picadilly Circus, you’re bound to be inspired by the beauty of the city after dark.
Go Ice Skating
If you are in London at Christmas , definitely put this on the list!
Not only is it a great way to move your body, you’ll get to have some well-earned fun experiencing the holiday festivities.
Skate in one of London’s prettiest UNESCO sites at The Queen’s House in Greenwich Park, whizz around the rink with The Tower of London in the background, or take in the Georgian architecture at Somerset House.
You’ll feel like a kid again, I promise!
Take A Mindful Photo Walk
Mindful photo walks are a great tool for your well-being kit! They are an ideal way to relax.
London is one of the world’s best places to do photography and there’s something for everyone’s passion.
So, why not combine the experience of mindful walking with photography?
There are so many hidden corners and off the beaten path places to explore. And lots of green spaces to get lost in your own little world.
My favorite green space for a Mindful Photo walk, Richmond Park!
Cycle The Thames
London’s public bicycle scheme is a fun & inexpensive way to travel around the city.
There are more than 750 docking stations spread across the city, so you can go just about anywhere.
Transport for London’s (TFL) Thames Loop route will take you along the historic riverfront, which is ideal for its open views of the major sights.
If that’s not your speed, there’s also a Hyde Park Loop and a Royal Loop.
Find the maps that also highlight key historic sights here.
Grab Breakfast at 26 Grains
There a many places to grab breakfast in the city, but you can’t beat 7 Grains for wholesome & nourishing.
This Danish inspired eatery sits in the charming Neal’s Yard corner of Covent Garden (which is one of my favorite places to stay when I am in London).
There’s limited seating, so I always get their first thing.
Hands down, get the porridge!
It’s a filling start to the morning, especially if you are going to do a lot of walking. Which in London, is always on the agenda!
Dig Into Street Food
Few cities in the world can match London’s street food scene.
Food vans, stalls, pop-ups, & established markets can be found in every borough. So, there are no shortage of places to indulge your inner foodie.
You’ll find ethnic, vegan, vegetarian, and fresh food to savor all across the city.
And even more options during the holidays!
Calm Your Mind & Body At Re:Mind
If you are looking to calm you mind & body, London has a lot to offer.
An ideal place for one-stop shopping is the Re:Mind meditation studio in Belgravia.
It’s a convenient choice for travelers because they offer drop-in 30 & 60 minute meditation sessions for all levels and it’s close to Victoria Station.
You are bound to find something here that resonates with you as they offer a variety of bespoke classes such as Heart Meditation, Yin Yoga, Breathwork, Tibetan Bowls, Gong, & Tea Ceremony.
You might just walk out the door light as a feather!
Unwind At A Spa
There are no shortage of spas in London for you to relax & revitalize.
From day spas to luxury hotel sanctuaries, your mind & body can find relaxing bliss in every corner of the city. So, why not give yourself the gift of being mindfully present for a while.
Places like the Lush Flagship store on Oxford Street offer body treatments with heavenly scented products that transport you to a state of relaxing bliss.
Or for a truly holistic wellness experience try Bamford Wellness Spa at Brompton Cross. Their three pillar philosophy of move, breathe, and heal will restore harmony to your mind & body.
Disconnect In Nature
Surprisingly enough, parks and green spaces cover almost twenty percent of London.
There are over 3,000 parks of varying sizes spread across the city. Which makes finding green spaces to disconnect quite convenient.
There are truly immersive green spaces like wetlands, nature reserves, and woodlands to enjoy.
As well as other spaces integrated into the fabric of the city like canals, squares, historic cemeteries, and Royal Parks.
Some of my favorites…Regent’s Canal, Russell Square, & Greenwich Royal Park.
Visit A Stately Home & Garden
Why not combine history with some time outdoors and visit a stately home or palace?
London certainly has some inspirational country houses that will wow you with their architectural detail and garden spaces.
You could spend the day wandering the garden maze at Hampton Court Palace, explore 17th century gardens on the banks of the Thames at Ham House & Gardens, or find country grandeur (complete with cows) at Osterly House & Park.
So, which of these wellness things to do in London will make your bucket list?
One thing’s for sure, no matter what you choose, it’s bound to enrich your travel experiences!
If you know someone traveling to London soon, share this with them & spread well-being 💜.
…until the next time
live well – travel well – be well…
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