Lily Simpson’s 13 Favourite Wellness Destinations |
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When it comes to health gurus, founder of The Detox Kitchen Lily Simpson certainly knows her stuff. We sat down with Lily to find out her must-try hotspots in the capital, from restaurants to spas and date night bars...

With branches in Belgravia, Spitalfields, Notting Hill and Islington, there’s no excuse not to treat yourself to an Ottolenghi fix. Prepare for some of the most delicious salads you’ll ever try as well as scrummy breakfasts – Lily’s pick is the Shakshuka.

You can’t go wrong with a classic Italian and the fresh pasta dishes and antipasti at Zafferano in Knightsbridge are not to be missed.

Granger & Co is fast becoming a London institution and once you’ve had their brunch, it’s not hard to see why. The breakfast menu really is one of the best in town – try the courgette fritters with halloumi, quinoa and buckwheat.

Nopi – the sharing plates vibe is ideal for a date night and the interiors are to die for.

The East Bar at Sketch is a stylish place for a drink and there’s always a great atmosphere.

Intensely delicious plates of robata meats and fish, maki and sashimi all washed down with brilliant cocktails – what’s not to love for a night with the girls at Roka?

Nestled on Chelsea’s Pavilion Road, Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis clinic is one of London’s best-kept beauty secrets. Her Bespoke Facial will leave your skin glowing with health.

Set in the heart of the New Forest, Lime Wood country-house hotel also boasts an incredible spa – book in for a Pai facial but be sure to allow time for the hydrotherapy and steam pools.

Whether you’re looking to clean up your beauty regime or are on the hunt for under-the-radar organic brands, Content Beauty should be on your list. There’s even a clinic under the shop offering everything from acupuncture to reflexology.

A true urban escape, Petersham Nurseries does a delicious Sunday lunch and it’s child-friendly.

Gyms don’t get better than Notting Hill’s Bodyism – try the Blueprint class for longer, leaner limbs before refuelling at the in-house café with an acai bowl or Paleo toastie.

One of the capital’s oldest centres dedicated to yoga and Pilates, expect to find some of the best teachers here as well as a whole host of alternative therapies – from reiki to Ayurvedic consultations.

Located a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus, DryBy serves up one of the best blow dries in the capital and their manicures are a must-try too.


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