14 Jul 5 Ways To Treat Yourself While Visiting London
London is a huge city and a few days definitely isn’t enough to see everything. Nevertheless, there are some ways to pamper yourself in London even if you are there for only a few days. Depending on your preferences, while visiting and sightseeing in London you can squeeze in some ways to treat yourself to make your trip even more enjoyable. How you are going to treat yourself depends on what kind of things you prefer: a day at a spa centre, a shopping spree at some of the most famous places in London or perhaps some more touristy options such as taking a helicopter ride over London or a murder mystery lunch.
A luxurious spa day
A spa day is something we all appreciate once in a while. So, why not use your holiday time in London to visit some of the best spa centres? It will definitely relax you from all the sightseeing. There are countless options for you at the spa centres. You can get a luxurious facial massage, a full body massage, a full body exfoliation and an oil massage treatment or perhaps a foot reflexology treatment. Some of the top-rated spa centres in London include the Bulgari Hotel and ESPA Life at the Corinthia Hotel. So, if you are in the mood for decompressing both physically and psychically, a spa day is a perfect option for you. It will help you unwind and detox your body and thus prepare you for the upcoming shopping sprees or sightseeing tours.
A full-experience British afternoon tea
One of the best pampering experiences in London unquestionably includes a typical British afternoon tea experience. I mean, if you visit London and don’t treat yourself with this particular event, it’s like you haven’t even been there! A very British thing to do is to go to a fancy hotel for afternoon tea. Along with the tea, you are also served cute little sandwiches and tasty cakes. How can you say no to this?! Since it’s a fancy hotel, you can also dress up and feel posh while drinking your afternoon tea. You can get this experience at the Ritz Hotel and at the Berkley Hotel. The latter one includes also a glass of high champagne, some posh sandwiches such as the juniper smoked salmon with pickled vegetables, horseradish cream, watercress and rye, or the grilled aubergine with piquillo peppers, olives, feta cheese and hummus on tomato bread. Sounds yummy, right? And the cakes are inspired by the world’s top designers such as Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, etc.
And for all you foodies out there, London offers many delicious options besides the afternoon tea. When you visit London and you’re in mood pampering, make sure to try out Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Landmark Hotel. The food and champagne are unlimited here, which is a very hard deal to find in London. The whole experience is completed with some live music. If you wish to treat yourself with supreme chocolate packed in a luxurious bouquet, bucket or a hamper, don’t miss out on the Edible Blooms products. They are a perfect fusion of rich-tasting chocolate and elegance. And the dinner at the Dorchester will awake all your taste buds with the delicious food from the French cuisine. They offer different food every season, with the fresh ingredients and you can choose from a 7-course tasting menu or a la carte. After this exquisite dinner, you’ll feel like a royal yourself.
The ultimate mystery game
For adventurous tourists, there is one particularly amusing experience they should definitely try when visiting London. It includes a train ride, a lunch and a murder mystery game. So, if you feel a bit like Sherlock Holmes, this is a perfect experience for you. The whole experience takes place at the Belmond British Pullman private luxury sister train to the famous Orient Express. If you decide on this adventure, you will be greeted with a glass of champagne and served a five-course meal along with wine and coffee. Sounds fun so far, right? But, this is not a usual meal on a train. An added bonus to all of this is a murder mystery experience, where you are trying to solve a mystery. It all happens on board the 1920s inspired train while indulging in delicious food and tickling your brain with the mystery. It is a round trip from London Victoria and it lasts for about five hours. But keep in mind that the seats are limited and you need to book in advance.
Be a VIP for a day
Treat yourself with a VIP pass for the day. Some of the London attractions such as the London Eye simply can’t be missed out. The problem is that these main attractions are usually popular with all the tourists so there are constant crowds and queuing present. Sometimes you even give up and miss out on something worth seeing just because there were too many people waiting. Luckily for you, if you want to pamper and avoid queuing, you can get a VIP pass for the London Eye and even enjoy a glass of bubbly in the air. You can enjoy a private high-from-the-sky tour of London for just you and your friends. The views from the top are amazing, so prepare to be wowed. With the VIP pass, you’ll get to enjoy the ride twice while indulging in chocolate and truffle tasting. A very tempting offer.
If you’re travelling to London for the first time, it is certain that you won’t manage to see everything, but you’ll manage to get a good glance at what London is about. A few days is surely enough time to get to know the British culture, to try some British food and tea, to enjoy some shows and to visit some landmarks while pampering in between all those events. There is something for everybody in this cosmopolitan city.