With a prestigious portfolio of crisp Royal Parks to jog through, a thriving wellness scene to immerse in and a range of restaurants fiercely committed to organic and plant-based fare, London has much to offer the health-conscious visitor this winter. Guests staying at The Rubens at the Palace have easy access to all of the capital’s pristine wellbeing facilities. From warming feel-good meals in chic surrounds to figure eights on the ice and a cosy yoga studio, here are London’s ultimate winter wellness activities.
Jog through London’s parks
Whether it’s a long, leisurely loop around Hyde Park or a brisk breeze through the pretty St James’s Park, a jog around the capital’s beautiful – if a touch frosty – green spaces is a popular way to let off steam this winter. Our favourite routes take in the prettiest areas of London’s parks, with a variety of distances to accommodate all levels.
A spa day at Grace
A 15 minute walk from the Rubens, Grace Belgravia is a private members club for women that’s also home to one of London’s leading spas. In the middle of winter, the reviving and restorative Saving Grace spa package is just the thing for cold weather ravaged skin. In the exquisite surroundings of the Grace spa, enjoy an hour-long deep cleansing facial performed using QMS products as well as a Grace Signature Massage lasting 60 minutes. Round it off with a tasty and nutritious two course meal in the Grace café.
Ice skating at Somerset House
For three magical winter months the glittering ice rink at Somerset House is all yours. Glide across the sparkling stretch and practice your figure eights for a work-out with a difference. Warm up afterwards with comforting indulgences served hot at the prestigious Fortnum’s Lodge
The Rubens at the Palace’s Sports Buddies
Travelling solo? Fitness fans can find a tennis partner or someone to go cycling with at The Rubens at the Palace, thanks to our Sports Buddies scheme. Get in touch with our athletically minded managers, whose favourite sporting activities are listed here, to request this exclusive service.
Yoga at Evolve Wellness Centre
From a restorative tension-easing stretch to a quick-paced, pulse-raising Vinyasa Flow, Evolve Wellness Centre offers a range of expertly taught yoga sessions at its smart studio, tucked down a pretty mews in Kensington. The centre’s rotating schedule of talks, workshops and events offer plenty to inspire – its regular gong baths are sure to rejuvenate weary travellers.
A winter warmer from Deliciously Ella’s deli
Located moments from the buzz of Bond Street, Deliciously Ella’s wholesome Weighhouse Street Deli is a chic corner to pause with a soul-quenching bowl of spiced lentil soup or a rich coconut-cashew hot chocolate.
Experience the ultimate winter wellness activities while staying at The Rubens at the Palace.
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