Have you made those resolutions to get fit and healthy in January? The brand new year is a perfect time to build a fabulous new you and luckily it’s never been easier. If you’re planning a short trip to London, you’ll be able to truly embrace your detox.
The city is packed with healthy and inspirational destinations where you’ll turn into the healthy and happy person you deserve to be. Here are some of its best:
1. The Detox Kitchen
The first stop on any detoxer’s list, The Detox Kitchen (with delis in Kingly Street and Fitzroy Place) is one of London’s best. It’s serves high quality, great tasting food free from wheat, dairy and refined sugar with an eat-in menu or a grab & go option if you’re in a hurry.
If you’re in east London on a weekday and in need of 100% fresh ingredients, check out Elephant Juice’s pop-up stall in Whitecross Street Market EC1.
If you’re feeling completely committed to the January detox, you may like to try a juice cleanse, which gives your digestive system the chance to recover after Christmas. Think radiant, from the inside out.
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2. Yoga Haven
Sweat out all those nasty toxins in an exhilarating hot yoga session at Yoga Haven in Islington, Clapham or Richmond. Perfectly located close to many London Travelodge hotels, drop-in lessons start at £16. Classes range from Advance Hot Flow to Restorative Yoga, so there is something for everybody and anybody can reap the benefits.
Mildreds, with sites in Soho, Camden and King’s Cross, is the perfect dining place for any health-conscious eater who doesn’t want to compromise on flavour. This vegetarian and vegan restaurant, with fresh and flavourful food, could ‘turn’ even the most devout of carnivores. The atmosphere is informal and the prices are great value. Choose larger plates for £12 or grab a burger for £8/£9.
4. Spa Experience – York Hall
If you’re out and about around East London, the Spa Experience in York Hall is an affordable day spa that offers a diverse range of treatments from traditional thermal therapies to the latest beauty innovations. Experience an ‘All Encompassing Spa Day’ for £160 which includes 3 treatments and use of the facilities.
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5.The Worship Street Whistling, Shop, Shoreditch
Last but not least, cheat your January Detox at this Victorian inspired Cocktail Bar in Shoreditch. Their delicious cocktails are inspired by the past and you can enjoy scrumptious cocktails that are waist friendly. Afterwards, enjoy a short stroll before falling into bed at London City Road.