With self-care more important than ever for all of us, step away from stress with The Wordrobe’s pick of the best wellness-themed events and happenings taking place across London this autumn. Races, refuels, holistic readings and more – it’s time for a hefty dose of Wordrobe-approved wellness
1 Rise & Run and Refuel with The Westin London City
Sprint, sightsee and stretch with this upcoming evening. The Westin London City is gearing up to become the ultimate runner’s paradise with a special Rise & Run session led by running guru Charlie Watson (aka @therunnerbeans) – followed by a calming yoga class.
Taking place on Monday 26 September, the complimentary evening will invite all runners to join a 5k route through the capital’s most scenic landmarks – including Tower Bridge, Borough Market, Millennium Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral – before heading back to the hotel for delicious refreshments and relaxing yoga. Everyone’s pace is welcome – and to ensure everyone feels comfortable, the route will be led by several guide paces, including Rise & Run Ambassador Charlie and the Westin London City’s Run Concierge.
The Westin London City’s Rise & Run programme takes place monthly, encouraging city dwellers of all abilities to switch off from the stresses of daily life and take a moment for themselves – whether guests of the hotel or simply local to the area.
Those staying at the hotel can also take make use of Westin’s Run Concierge service, which invites runners to head out on a 1:1 guided run and explore the various scenic routes, with a range of distances available. The Westin London City’s 24-hour WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio also provides an array of wider fitness and wellness offerings to suit each and every type of traveller.
When: Monday 26th September, 6.00pm arrival for 6.30pm start.
How: Find out more and make a booking via eventbrite.co.uk
Where: 60 Upper Thames St., London EC4V 3AD
2 Join Haymarket Hotel for a Floatfit HIIT & brunch session
If you love unique workouts, you’re in luck. Haymarket Hotel’s Floatfit HIIT and all-important recovery brunch is returning this September – and it’s set to make a splash. Water based fitness experts, Aquaphysical are hosting a series of FloatFit HIITSunday sessions in the hotel’s subterranean pool, which has a ceiling covered in hundreds of fibre-optic lights and features a colourful light installation by Martin Richman.
The revolutionary FloatFit HIIT workout uses water to transform fitness and bring fun back to exercise. This full body workout is designed for all levels to build your aerobic fitness, increase your muscular strength and most importantly, have fun.
Following the 30 minute session, devour a Recovery Brunch in Brumus Restaurant with delicious dishes including, sweetcorn chilli fritters with poached eggs, avocado, tomato and lime salsa and freshly baked waffles with bananas, berries and maple syrup.
When: Sunday 25th September, with two sessions taking place at 10.30am and 11.30am.
How: Tickets from £45.00pp. Find out more and make a booking via designmynight.com
Where: 1 Suffolk Pl, London SW1Y 4HX
3 Embrace all things holistic with the Mystic Sisters’ upcoming oracle card readings & sound meditation at The Mandrake
Join Maria of the Mystic Sisters at The Mandrake Hotel this October for an intimate evening featuring Sound Baths, individual audience oracle card readings and spirit messages. Part of the Mystic Sisters duo, Barbra May and Maria Lodetoft are Star-seed channels of healing and divine guidance. They are custodians of light, ascending from different advanced civilizations, and currently earthbound to actively participate in the elevation and healing of the collective.
With strong remembrance of their time within the otherworldly star constellations, both Barbra and Maria bear a visible mark of their star anchoring: a 5-pointed star in the center of their palm.
Ideal for a holistic session designed to help you reconnect with yourself, join expert Maria for an evening of Sound Baths, individual audience oracle card readings and spirit messages – all hosted in the beautiful surroundings of the suave Mandrake hotel. We strongly recommend booking in advance, due to highly limited spaces.
When: Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 19:00 20:30
Where: The Mandrake, 20-21 Newman St, London W1T 1PG
How: Find out more and make a booking via wearemysticsisters.com
4 Indulge with a wellbeing-led remote working day at Volonte
An Energy Studio based in South Kensington, head to Volonté for the ultimate wellbeing remote working day. Ideal for a different king of co-working experience, ditch the boardroom traditions and kickstart your visit taking part in the signature U360 class in boutique studio: a new fitness experience that expertly blends cardio, strength and recovery.
Post-class, settle yourself upstairs in the café with your laptop whilst enjoying breakfast or lunch. Breakfast from the Le Cordon Bleu trained founder includes Whipped Egg Omelette, Chunky Breakfast fritters and Greek Avo Toast, whilst lunch includes dishes such as a salmon Sake Bowl or Thai Bangkok Bowl. Wifi and a wellness feast – what could be better?
Where: 299-301 Brompton Road, London SW3 2DY
How: Find out more and make a class booking here.
5 Take on the Hampton Court Palace 10k challenge
With a dreamily flat course, this upcoming race is perfect for either beginners or those looking to achieve that long coveted personal best. Run through this prestigiously historic site this November and take in the views whilst zooming around this iconic location. What’s more, after you have finished your race you can spend some bonus time enjoying The Gardens at Hampton Court Palace, with free access available for all participants on this day only.
When: November 20 2022
How: Prices from £36.00. Find out more and make a booking via runthrough.co.uk
Where: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
6 Reset & Recover with Re Place
If you’re in need of a wellness fix, we have just the ticket. Re Place, a luxe new wellness and recovery studio located in the heart of Notting Hill, has launched a series of body and mind Reset & Recover group sessions to help soothe tired muscles and rejuvenate the mind alongside.
Taking place each Sunday between 4-6pm, each Reset & Recover experience will begin with a 45 minute session on the Re Place body roller machines, designed to detoxify the body and relax and relieve tired muscles, followed by a onehour crystal bowl sound healing session inside a meditation cocoon room, helping to calm the mind and restore the body’s balance.
Focusing on a holistic approach to life, health and fitness, the new Sunday sessions at Re Place, allow everyone to enjoy the perfect wind-down activity and prepare for the busy week ahead. With no more than 5 guests per class, each session offers a small and truly intimate experience.
When: Every Sunday, 4- 6pm
Where: 196 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH
7 Partake in all things Plenish at Treehouse
Calling all breakfast lovers. Plenish, the award winning organic plant-based drinks brand has teamed up with Treehouse, London’s nature-inspired hotel for Organic September with a special pop-up featuring delicious dishes and drinks galore.
Available until 30 September, the Organic Juice and Coffee Bar Backyard Cafe at Treehouse Hotel London has been transformed into a Plenish Juice and Coffee Bar, serving up a range of Plenish’s organic juices, shots and plant based milks for a quick burst of refreshment.
What’s more, Madera, the lively, Cali-inspired 15th floor restaurant at Treehouse Hotel London has launched an organic and vitamin boosted Plenish breakfast and brunch menu, featuring dishes created by the chefs using Plenish’s range of delicious plant-based milks. Each dish on the menu champions only the freshest and finest organic ingredients and includes a 50p donation to the Soil Association, to help with the preservation of organic practices for generations to come.
Tempting highlights include Bircher muesli featuring Plenish coconut milk with granola, sliced apples and oranges and a lemon and passionfruit syrup, homemade waffles with Plenish oat milk, served with fresh organic berries, vanilla cream, and maple syrup and for the savoury crowd, Mushroom, Spinach & Truffle Frittata. Boosted with Vitamin A, C and K, this dish is made with Plenish oat milk, three organic eggs, sautéed wild mushrooms, baby potatoes, truffle manchego and rocket leaves.
Where: 14-15 Langham Place, London W1B 2QS
When: Available until the end of September 2022
How: Find out more and make a booking via treehousehotels.com
8 Sip freely with Wild Idol
Going teetotal has never been so tempting. Sober October is set to be as popular as ever, with the low and no alcohol boom showing no signs of slowing down. Non-alcoholic sparkling drinks brand, Wild Idol is presenting a sparklingly sober tour with a premium restaurant option in every corner of the capital and beyond.
With an array of Wild Idol restaurant partners across the nation, there’s a menu, vibe and location for everyone – staying sober has never looked so stylish.
Enjoy Wild Idol at a wide selection of London venues including:
NORTH – St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar, King’s Cross
Located above St Pancras International on the Grand Terrace, the 1920s Art Deco-style restaurant invites guests to take a journey back in time. Offering a plethora of traditional menus, including their famous Afternoon Tea, which features an array of sweet, delicate delights such as their raspberry victoria sandwich and chocolate and pistachio slice. This iconic bar is a classic setting to sip a glass of Wild Idol Sparkling Rosé, alongside the Afternoon Tea experience.
EAST – Sky Garden, City
Famed as London’s highest public garden, this dramatic venue is home to two bars and two restaurants, for visitors looking for an afternoon drink or a quintessentially British inspired dining experience. With panoramic views, lush greenery and exquisitely landscaped gardens, it is an ideal spot for City-goers to sip on the fine alcohol-free fruitiness of Wild Idol.
How: Further details to be announced shortly. Find out more via wildidol.com