A Day of Wellness and Self-Care in London’s Hidden Gem of Belgravia

Enjoy a steaming coffee overlooking a busy farmer’s market

 Having moved to London a year ago from New York City, I’m still discovering hidden gems across the city and playing tourist in my new home. My latest find is the upscale neighborhood of Belgravia, which has become my go-to spot for a relaxing and rejuvenating day of pampering. For those who are looking for a change of pace and scenery from Shoreditch or Soho, treat yourself to a wellness day in Belgravia. Located only a short walk from Sloane Square and Victoria stations, Belgravia is home to many experiences and events that will allow you to realign and decompress.

I start my day at the cozy Daylesford Organic café, where I treat myself to a steaming latte and flaky croissant while perusing the weekend farmer’s market just outside. Daylesford is an organic farmshop and cafe restaurant that  brings together all the elements that the farm brand is so passionate about. The café menus put the amazing seasonal ingredients from the organic farm so feel free to grab a few things to make a wholesome dinner later. 

Stock up on fresh produce and snacks at Daylesford

Feeling fully fueled, I head over to a hot yoga class at Hotpot yoga to stretch out my body and calm my mind. The studio offers intimate classes that allow one to stretch further, breathe deeper and to achieve a balanced mind. If yoga is not your thing, right next door is Barry’s, a prominent high intensity bootcamp class beloved by celebrities worldwide. After working up a good sweat, I quickly freshen up before the next stop on my self-care adventure.  Now I’m ready for a hearty brunch at Morena, a restaurant that originated as an idea between two Colombian sisters and has resulted in a successful establishment that serves Latin-American fare. I order huevos rancheros, washed down by a refreshing cocktail (there are plenty of mocktails and juices available for those who don’t drink).

Enjoy a cosy brunch at Morena

If a beauty routine is next on your agenda, you are in the perfect place. You can get your brows perfectly shaped at Blink Brow Bar or a haircut and color inside Hershesons. This fabulous complex brings together London’s top stylists, colorists, and wellness experts under one very chic roof. You are guaranteed to leave looking and feeling amazing.

To wrap up my blissful Belgravia retreat, I stop by the iconic and longest running Moyses Stevens floral boutique. There is nothing more refreshing than having a quality bouquet on my coffee table to wake up to each morning, and Moyses guarantees flowers that embody quality and sophistication.  With my spirits lifted by a day of pampering in one of London’s most elegant neighborhoods, I head home refreshed and ready to take on another lively week in this wonderful city I now call home.

Treat yourself to a beautiful floral arrangement to round up your day


Pooja Shah

Pooja Shah is a freelance writer and lawyer from NYC now based in London.