Having taken over a cavernous townhouse (The White House) in the heart of Knightsbridge, Urban Retreat’s chic interiors and huge treatment selection make it a great place to head to for a luxurious few hours. Spearheaded by the formidable Reena Hammer, it’s quickly become one of London’s finest beauty destinations and for good reason: there are few treatments that you can’t get here. From in-depth detoxes, colonics and advanced body treatments, through to colour, blow dries and mani/pedis. Plus the restaurant serves some of the best food we’ve tried (their version of avocado on toast is delicious), so its easy to while away the better part of a day.
They have also attracted a stellar team of visiting resident experts including colonic practitioner Amanda Griggs, facialist Clare Marie Peters and brow queen Suman Jalef. The only downside? They’re not all in each day, so if you’re after back-to-back appointments, you may be out of luck. But trust us, having to come back another day won’t feel like a hardship.
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