London Hotspots

28 February 2017

London is one of the best cities in the world. Known for its amazing cuisine, people, and nightlife, I’d move to London in a heartbeat if it wasn’t so far away from me.

I got to relax a bit in London while I was there for Fashion Week, but that didn’t stop me from going out and about to all of my favorite places. Here is my 2017 guide to London!

Afternoon Tea: Gallery Mess at the Saatchi Gallery

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Gluten-free afternoon tea for one, please. Every time I’m in London, I have to go to Gallery Mess. Their gluten-free afternoon tea is one of the trendiest and tastiest in the city! And yes, I totally ate all two tiers.

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Cucumba Salon: 12 Poland Street

This salon is affordable, in the heart of everything, and full of amazing staff and equipment. Their spacious salon makes it easy for you to book an appointment, too. 

Nails & Brows: 31 Berkeley Street

Located in the heart of Mayfair (one of the ritziest districts in London) Nails & Brows is for the gal who is looking to get in and out. Their cozy salon has two levels, with waxing + brows on the top and nails on the bottom. The stylists are super educated and passionate about their job! #respect

Seed Salon: 789 Fulham Road

I’ll have a full blog post coming up shortly on this quaint little salon, but I wish there was a Seed in America. I need the staff, the latte, and the exceptional coloring to be back home with me! 


Astor Hostels: Various locations around London

I teamed up with Astor while I was in London for Fashion Week. I’m not a huge fan of hostels, but Astor did the job. We got our own room, so we didn’t have to dorm with other kids. If you’re really on a budget, you’ll want to choose a dorm room. The rates are crazy cheap, and they offer breakfast for $1! Who said you can’t travel for cheap!?

Qbic London: 42 Adler Street

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Pure Fitness Shoreditch: 18 Long Street

I’m honored to have had the opportunity to train with the owner of Pure Fitness, Geoff. With a location in Shoreditch, Pure Fitness revolutionizes the way people train. I like the relaxed and less serious vibe compared to other gyms. Plus, the gym is in the heart of the coolest art district. I got a tasty oat milk latte and flapjack (filled with hearty oats and peanut butter) after our session! 

Matt Roberts Chelsea: 230 Brompton Road

If you’re looking for a gym in London that has a SoulCycle meets Equinox vibe, Matt Roberts is the place for you. I had the opportunity to train with the sweetest trainer, Zara, and experience the gym firsthand. They have an in-depth and specific routine they follow for all of their clients, including an extensive consultation prior to any training. 

I hope my guide proves to you how much I adore London. If you’re planning a trip, you’ll know just the places to go now!

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