A wellness destination on your doorstep
Imagine a super-cool haven where all your wellness needs are under one (open-air) roof? No, no, we aren’t talking about a yoga retreat in a far-flung area of Greece, but an amazing urban oasis in the swanky Belgravia neighbourhood. That’s right, just a short walk from Victoria station in central London sits Eccleston Yards, the ultimate place to see and be seen.
The buzzy courtyard boasts an array of stores, restaurants and wellbeing classes for those who want a fresh perspective on life. And we’re talking body and soul. Foodies, creatives, fitness fans and those who class the good ol’ approach of looking after themselves as a priority can embrace their passion surrounded by like-minded others.
It goes without saying that we’ve all had a rough 12 months, and it’s no surprise that 77% of UK adults are looking forward to enjoying themselves this summer – mainly because they can spend time outside with their friends. Cue Eccleston Yards. It’s like a one-stop superstore for all those things we used to take for granted.
As well as regular events, pop-ups, festivals and markets hosted in the courtyard, Eccleston Yards has its fair share of fixed fun including:
Hotpod Yoga – an intense hot yoga in beautiful, immersive studios. Your body will work out but the dim lights, purple hues and hypnotic soundscapes will relax you, too. @hotpodyoga
Masterpeace – think ‘mindfulness through painting’. And if you think you can’t paint, this is not about how ‘good’ you are. It’s about enjoying a moment of creative calm in an always-on world – yes please! @masterpeacelondon
Re:Mind Studio – teacher-led group guided sessions designed to bring more calm to your life. Think meditation, healing and breathwork. @remindstudio
The Light Centre – you’re offered the very best of holistic wellness through therapy, yoga, Pilates or barre, with individual therapists and experts. There are classes, workshops and courses available. @lightcentreuk
Studio Pottery London – channel your inner Demi Moore and work that clay on the wheel. It’s not just about throwing shapes of the clay kind, but it is also therapeutic. @studiopotterylondon
Barry’s UK – if you’ve never been to one of Barry’s classes, what have you been doing? Get your Hiit workout on with the lights turned down low and no judgement. @barrysuk
LondonCryo – start your sports injury road to recovery with specialist treatment, including Whole Body Cryotherapy, a hyper-cooling process (we’re talking -140°C) that accelerates the body’s natural healing. There’s also IV drips and vitamin shots to try, too. @londoncryo
SMUK – Feel beautiful inside and out at this luxury natural beauty studio. Hair styling, make-up, massage, facials, hand and feet treatments are all on offer to pamper your body and mind. @smuk_london
atis – this plant-powered restaurant serves up wholesome, nutritious bowls that will have even the most assured carnivore wanting more. As atis itself says, ‘it’s food that tastes good and does good’. @atisfoodldn
Morena – get your Columbian coffee fix and Latin-American inspired dishes in this Instagram-worthy setting. Priding itself on sourcing only the highest quality ingredients, Morena creates a meal to remember with a warm welcome. @morena.london
Wild by Tart – housed in a former power station and coal store, this 9,000-square-foot space combines a restaurant, bar, coffee kiosk, retail store, photography studio and events space. The restaurant menu has plenty to satisfy vegans and those with intolerances. @wildbytart
Pets Yoga – yes, you read that right. Why should your furry friends miss out? And you do’t even need to be a doggy owner – the puppies are provided for the class, as they come with the breeder, before they go to their new homes. OK so this isn’t a firm fixture at Eccleston Yards, but keep an eye out for upcoming events in Wild by Tart @petsyoga
As well as taking advantage of the great brands that call Eccleston Yards their home, you can also attend the courtyard’s new fitness and wellbeing festival. For two weekends this August, Eccleston Yards is hosting its Wellness Weekenders, an exclusive ticketed event that celebrates the fitness community with a fun-packed schedule of classes, fitness and brunch combos, taster treatments and unique experiences with this year’s current trends, all while refuelling with some delicious energy-boosting grub.
Kicking off on 14-15 August, and continuing on 21-22 August (check out the BALANCE event on 21 August), the Wellness Weekenders should be top of your summer wish-list. Purchase tickets today – and follow Instagram for updates.
Five reasons to go to Eccleston Yards
- Mix with like-minded people, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, who make up this creative community.
- Shop at the quaint boutique-style shops in and around the courtyard, away from the madness of the high street.
- Everything is all in one place, so you can feel virtuous with a fitness class and then follow it up with a nice bit of socialising, or even some doggy yoga.
- Eat and drink like a king or queen at the many artisan eateries – the Jones Family Kitchen has award-winning steak, no less.
- It’s so accessible, minutes from Victoria station and close to Sloane Square tube and Elizabeth Street in Belgravia.
So, what are you waiting for? Head to Eccleston Yards on your next day off, and experience a unique wellness destination right on your doorstep. Visit belgravialdn.com/Eccleston-yards or https://www.belgravialdn.com/news/wellness-weekenders/for more info.