For anyone that leads a busy life, the benefits of a personal concierge can be massive. All of a sudden you find your daily routine is no longer dominated by drudge tasks and cluttered with the process of planning and organising. Now, you have time to enjoy yourself: to do all those things which, before, you could never really find the time to do. In short, you can pamper yourself.
But this raises the question – by doing what? Of course, most people have a pretty clear idea of how they prefer to spend their leisure time, and you’re probably no different. Occasionally though, it’s great to be able to push the envelope of familiarity; to do something just a little away from the norm. But what? Here, we list a few ideas that, if you live around London, you might like to try.
Get a new view – take a helicopter ride
We’ve done this at ReQuest, and – hand on heart – it’s a pretty cool experience! Fly over London’s capital and experience the aerial view of its many world-famous landmarks in your own helicopter! It’s an experience you won’t forget in a hurry – especially if you take care to capture a few dramatic snaps for your social media feed! Prices typically vary from £150, depending on minutes airborne.
Sky-high yoga at the Shard
Talking of experiences at height, why not try this – it is, we’re assured, Europe’s highest yoga class. And at a hight of 1,016 feet, it’s easy to believe. It’s hard to think of a more extravagant way to pamper your mind and body – and, into the bargain, you’ll get a panoramic view of the city like no other. On hot days, the class is held on an open deck on the 72nd floor, which sounds pretty amazing!
Murder Mystery experience on Belmond British Pullman
If we had to choose our favourite on this list, this would be it. Hop aboard this amazing 1920s inspired train (the sister train of the famous Orient-Express) and enjoy champagne upon arrival, a delicious five-course lunch, and a terrific murder mystery experience. Starting from London Victoria, the whole experience lasts about 5 hours, but it’s so much fun that it’s over in a flash! Spaces are limited, so make sure your concierge books in advance!
Take a (spa) break!
If you’re into body massage , or facials, this is definitely for you. After all, what better way to pamper yourself than relaxing in one of London’s top spas! There are literally dozens – even hundreds – to choose from, but three of the best are the Bulgari Hotel (Knightsbridge), Akasha Spa (Regent St) and Como Shambhala (Mayfair).
We know what you’re thinking – a trip to the cinema is hardly pushing the boundaries of experience. But this is no ordinary cinema – it’s a boutique cinema chain that specialises in delivering a home-style experience with ultra-comfy sofa–style seats, plus food and (alcoholic) drinks served where you sit. A truly relaxing experience!
Afternoon tea at the Ritz
Cute mini-sandwiches, wonderfully delicious cakes, a drop of Darjeeling and plush surroundings isn’t everyone’s thing. But if they’re yours, well, you won’t do better than this. It’s a very British thing to do, and it can make for a very relaxing afternoon out. The Ritz is also right next door to Harrods, so you can always make a day of it and get a bit of retail therapy in before you go – if, that is, you don’t prefer your ReQuest personal Lifestyle Manager to do your shopping for you!