A little book arrived on my desk today: The Wellbeing Guide to London.
How I wish this book had existed when I lived in London! It’s a wonderful resources for Londoners (or tourists) interested in finding the very best the capital has to offer in the way of health, wellbeing and detox hotspots.
The author, fellow freelance writer Sally Lovett, is a Londoner. As well as a writer, she’s a yoga teacher and founded yoga company “Stretching the City”. She wanted to share her favourite healthy hangouts… and so this book came to be (I bet she had a ball researching it!)
“You don’t need to escape to a spa in Thailand to unwind, nourish and revive,” Sally told me. “In fact, the sheer abundance and variety of brilliant places featured in the guide is testament to the growing prevalence of wellbeing on Londoner’s priorities and pockets.”
If you think London is noisy, chaotic and stressful, this book might just change your mind. The Wellbeing Guide to London encourages us to slow down and savour the city, as it takes us on a rather different tour to the typical mix of landmarks.
It’s divided into sections: central, west, east, north and south (<—- reprazent! I used to live in Herne Hill ) Within those sections, you’ll find eateries serving organic, vegetarian, vegan and raw food, yoga and meditation centres, studios, gyms, pools and health clubs.
It’s beautifully illustrated with photography by Olivia Payne and large print, clear maps. There’s a listings section at the end of each “area”. Alongside the reviews and tips are articles from some of London’s leading wellbeing practitioners.
This handy little book is only £10 and you can get it from publishers Vespertine Press. Now most of us have ditched the traditional A-Z for google maps, perhaps it leaves just enough room in our bags for this guide!
Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.