Curating luxury for the discerning traveller

Beauty as you Land


No matter how you arrive in London, settle for nothing less than the finest beauty offerings to help get you picture-perfect for your first night in town

The Mani/Pedi

Townhouse offers a seamless manicure experience. Settle down at the sleek stone bar with a glass of Prosecco and peruse the lookbook for inspiration. The salon is every Instagrammer’s dream – soft orb lighting, millennial pink sofas and a special manicure camera so that you can take a ‘nailfie’. The team is taking bespoke nail art to the next level, finding balance between the distinctive and the elegant. Create the illusion of lethal points with a ‘Clean Break’ or opt for a subtler cuticle contrast with the ‘Moonwalker’. Aside from your chosen artwork, your hands will be pampered with sumptuous cuticle oils and hand balms so your paws will look picture-perfect.

Townhouse, 88 Great Portland St, W1W 7NS.


The Massage

The new Jumeirah Sensory Wellness Journey by Pevonia really is a one-of-a-kind treatment, perfect for those looking to unwind after a long flight. Choose your ideal scents – coconut and pineapple, jasmine and lavender or peach and vanilla –during a full consultation on arrival and lie back beneath a dark ceiling studded with tiny stars to enjoy this multi-faceted experience. First, each limb is massaged with a luxurious scrub, then wrapped in a warm fluffy towel before being gently washed off. That is followed by a restorative full body massage and
a relaxing facial. Using a variety of soothing techniques from around the world, stresses melt away during this 75-minute treatment. Offered solely at The Peak Health Club & Spa at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, this elegant space is positioned high above the capital, meaning that after your treatment, you can float out to the lounge area and look out over Cadogan Gardens, Knightsbridge and beyond.

The Peak Health Club & Spa, Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Cadogan Place, SW1X 9PY. 020 7858 7300. 


The Facial

Lisa Franklin’s signature facial, which thoroughly and gently cleanses the skin using traditional techniques such as deep cleansing, exfoliation, steaming and hydration, is completely bespoke, tweaked to perfectly suit everyone who climbs the stairs of her elegant townhouse space. Franklin’s Clinic Privé on Sloane Street is warm and inviting, decked out in a neutral palette with accents of fresh flowers, natural stones and hints of gold. Her range of award-winning, self-titled products allows clients to extend the noticeable positive effects of her treatment at home.

Lisa Franklin Clinic Privé, 186 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QR. 020 7752 0217.


The Blow Out

Prepare yourself for a night out with the ultimate post-flight treat – a hair treatment and blow dry at Paul Edmonds, the go-to spot for many A-listers. Your tresses will be cleansed, conditioned and styled (not forgetting the much-needed head massage) with a bespoke prescription of products. Alongside the iconic Paul Edmonds products, the team use goodies from Japanese brand Shu Uemura to tame and enrich all hair types. Opt for a made-to-measure Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ceremony to ensure your hair is left silky and nourished. Sit back with a glass of Champagne and relax while your mane is tended to by a member of the skilful team in the Knightsbridge townhouse. 

Paul Edmonds, 217 Brompton Rd, SW3 2EJ. 020 7589 5958.


The ‘Something a Bit Different’

Beauty therapist to the stars Daiva Kamysova is bringing the 'yoga facial' to London and the best news is, she can come right to you in your hotel room. She works in two phases – sculptural followed by deep tissue. This means massage and muscle manipulation from and above and from within the oral cavity respectively. It may sound bizarre, but this facial massage is absolutely perfect for giving you a lift after hours in the air and will leave your muscles feeling looser, lifted and invigorated. Follow it up with a sheet mask and leave feeling unknotted, unraveled and without tension.



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