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The most luxurious mobile beauty services in London

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The summer social season is filled with glamorous events – from the polo and rowing, to Glyndebourne, Goodwood and Ascot, there is so much to dress up for.

The summer months also see us getting ready for our holidays abroad with all the prep that brings. From St Barths and St Kitts to the Amalfi Coast or the French Riveria – make sure you are perfectly beach ready with a mobile beauty service in London.

We lead fast-paced lives with a full social diary and work and family commitments, so the convenience of at home beauty services has never been more necessary. Being able to book a mani-pedi before a summer holiday, a blow-dry before a party, a professional makeup artist for a black tie event or a manicure at 7am before a morning meeting has become the norm.

The demand is also high for specifically luxurious mobile beauty services. If you are getting ready for a special event, you want to feel pampered and that the look you want it achievable – and that takes some considerable expertise from the mobile technician.

Here are some of the best luxurious mobile beauty services that will come to you from the comfort of your own home, hotel room or even helipad if time is of the essence!

Blow Ltd.

Blow Ltd. will come to your home or your hotel room from 7am until late, 7 days of the week. You can book Blow Ltd for blow drys, updos, massages, nails, lashes and make up. Follow the company on Instagram for some hair inspiration for a special event.

There are group packages available if you are going to an event or on holiday with friends – so that you can sip champagne together and chat while having your treatments.

Perfect 10

Perfect 10 was founded by therapist and cosmetologist Charlie McCorry who has worked  with the royal family and on the red carpet.

They offer a VIP Black Label service that offers 24/7 assistance across the world so that your therapist can travel with you anywhere.

For the ultimate glamorous day out in London why not take a helicopter tour of the London sights, before taking the luxury chauffeur service back to your hotel where a therapist can meet you to transform you for a luxurious evening out?

Gina Conway Privé

The award-winning Privé comes from Gina Conway’s luxurious chain of beauty salons, for A-list treatment in your own home, office or hotel room.

There is a long list of Aveda and Murad facial treatments with fluffy slippers, robe and candles provided for a holistic experience.

Privé even offer a yoga service where a yoga practitioner comes to your home. Why not follow your yoga session with a relaxing massage? Privé really does think of everything.

CitySwish

CitySwish will come to your home in London within zones 1-3. The reason for they are area specific is that they offer an on-demand service where they can be booked as late as an hour before the treatment.

A perfect service before your summer holiday, they will cover everything to get you beach ready from tanning to waxing and nail gels.

Glow&Dry

Glow&Dry are a luxury styling concierge who will encourage you to browse through the portfolios of their stylists so that you can choose the stylist who is right for you.

You can be assured that the stylists on the Glow&Dry books are world-class – just take a look at the stunning images.

Secret Spa

Secret Spa was founded in Chelsea by a mum who realised that there was just no time to get to a salon, but wanted the high-end salon standard in the home.

Secret Spa now has a network of over 60 beauty therapists working across London and their success has currently lead to them working with the cast members of Made In Chelsea.

A Decléor’s cult Vitamin Glow facial will counteract the negative effects of the summer sun after your holiday.

My Beauty Squad

My Beauty Squad will come to your home armed with the best tools to get you ready for a summer soiree and you can even have the treatments while sipping complimentary champagne if you spend over £50.

Where to find London’s most exclusive gin bars

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A G&T is no longer a dated drink to choose when there’s nothing else on offer. In 2009, gin enjoyed a resurgence, increasing in popularity with exclusive blends and limited-edition flavours . Gin is now typically served in large ‘gin balloon’ glasses, often decorated with ‘garden’ garnishes.

Craft gin has become especially popular. Certainly some of the appeal of gin is the fact that you can make it in small batches locally. Consumers are looking for locally-sourced produce and are interested in local tradition.

So where can you find London’s most exclusive gin bars, which will impress even the most discerning gin drinker?

London Gin Club

With a choice of nearly 200 gins in giant balloon gin glasses to choose from, The London Gin Club in Soho is so popular that you have to book a seat.

There is a cocktail list featuring all the classic favourites along with some of their own inventions. There are also ‘ginfusions’ – Broker’s gin mixed with different flavours.

For those who like to take their time comparing differences in flavour, gin tasting menus with tasters of four or eight gins are available.

City of London Distillery

A few of the distillery’s copper stills provide striking statement pieces in this underground bar, giving it a speakeasy vibe which offers a relaxed yet refined atmosphere to the City’s after-work crowd.

The smartly groomed staff at the City of London Distillery serve a variety of drinks including beer, wine and champagne, with the emphasis on gin.

You can book a gin tasting session or a distillery tour and there is also a gin ‘lab’ experience available where you can distill your own gin.

With a shop on site, if you like what you taste you can take it home to enjoy another day.

Merchant House

Merchant House is in the heart of the City and specialises in gin with over 250 varieties to choose from. You can sip your gin while sampling meat and cheese from local suppliers.

The handsome dark wood and leather interior with historic maps on the wall gives the impression of a traditional gentlemen’s club while the bartenders live up to the sophisticated surroundings with an in-depth knowledge about the drinks they serve.

The bar also offers gin masterclasses and tasting.

The American Bar at The Savoy

The American Bar at The Savoy has been named the World’s Best Bar at the 12th Annual Spirited Awards in 2018.

This bar has always been something special. Since the bar opened in 1893, the role of head bartender has been filled by just ten people who have been bestowed the honour of living up to the expertise and renown of the role. One of these ten people was Harry Craddock, who famously got people drinking the gin martini.

A prestigious bar frequented by many famous names (one of those being Winston Churchill), today the interior still feels like you are walking into its glamorous past with the decor as rich as ever.

2018 saw the launch of a new cocktail menu with drinks inspired by Terry O’Neill’s portraits of cultural icons. Try the Marlene Dietrich cocktail – she was a Savoy regular. This cocktail is a mix of gin washed with sesame oil, Mr Black coffee liqueur, Figaro fig liqueur and Dom Perignon Champagne.

While you sip your gin cocktail you can enjoy complementary nibbles and there is often live music. The American Bar is truly timeless.

Mother’s Ruin Gin Palace

During the week, Mother’s Ruin is a gin manufacturing unit, but the weekend sees the factory doors often to host a small, exclusive cocktail bar. They offer around 70 varieties of gin, including their own.

Becky Griffiths is the owner of Mother’s Ruin and she was inspired as a child watching her mother make gin. The fact that Becky is a supporter of all things local is this bar’s crowning glory. Most of the fruits that are used in the liqueurs are grown by Becky, the damsons are from her brother’s orchard and she forages for the sloes and elderflowers.

As you are drinking the locally produced gin you can also enjoy some local food – it really is a pleasure knowing where everything you consume here comes from.

If you want to gin themed day out in London to impress, perhaps for a special occasion, you can create a gin themed day around your favourite gin bar.  

With companies treating their staff with ever more extravagant rewards and team building days out, gin tasting can be a great idea for rewarding your workforce! Pair an evening of gin cocktails with a ‘Corporate team building’ flight with The London Helicopter for the ultimate in company perks!

With the revival of gin, exclusive gin bars and homemade gins are popping up everywhere to serve you the perfect drink from a large selection of different flavours. If you are a gin fan it is worth booking a seat at one of the best regarded gin bars in London.

Consumers see local as being higher in quality as it hasn’t been mass produced. Hand-crafted gin is highly regarded so seeking out a bar in London which knows about where the gin has been produced is worth the effort.

The most spectacular places to get married in London

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Are you looking for a truly unique wedding venue in the capital? From sumptuous banquets in royal residences to smaller, more intimate occasions, here is a guide to some of the most spectacular locations for London weddings.

Tower Bridge

Where?

Tower Bridge Road

Why it’s spectacular

As one of London’s most iconic landmarks, it isn’t surprising that Tower Bridge also makes for a truly spectacular wedding venue.

Couples can wed in the intimate North Tower Lounge before holding a reception on the two famous walkways, where guests can drink champagne and enjoy majestic views of the London skyline as they watch the sunset over the River Thames.

Wedding guests keen to experience a dynamic part of English history can also enjoy a reception in the 19th century industrial space of the Victorian Engine Rooms, which house the giant engines once used to raise the bridge.  

Availability:

7pm until 1am, April to September

6:30pm until 1am, October until March

Cost:

Walkways: £5,000

North Tower Lounge: £5,000

Victorian Engine Rooms: £3,000

Keats House

Where?

Keats Grove, Hampstead

Why it’s spectacular

Keats House, the site of one of the most famous literary love affairs, is now available to hire for couples who long for a truly poetic wedding ceremony in London.

This beautiful Regency home and gardens – now a museum dedicated to the memory of its former owner, the poet John Keats and his lover Fanny Brawne – is ideal for small, intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions.

This charming venue is ideal for couples who can’t resist the spectacle of marrying in the house of one of the most famous romantics that ever lived.  After exchanging vows couples can walk in the beautiful gardens, beneath the plum trees where Keats composed ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, to the music of a string quartet.

Availability:

Day: 9am until 5pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

Evening: 5pm until 9pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

Cost:

Day: £140

Evening: £185

The Temperate House

Where?

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

Why it’s spectacular

This perfectly preserved 19th century building is surely one of London’s most beautiful and lavish locations for a summer wedding.

Following extensive restorations, couples now have the chance to get married in the Temperate House, an exquisite Victorian glasshouse in the heart of the gardens. Not many have the opportunity to wed surrounded by up to 300 guests and over 10,000 rare plants.

For the ultimate spectacle, couples can take to the skies and experience Kew by helicopter. Marvel at the breathtaking aerial views of the gardens, then relax and sip champagne during a limousine transfer to Kew.

Availability:

7pm until midnight, 5 January to 22 December

Cost:

£14,750 + VAT

The Queen’s House

Where?

Greenwich Park, Greenwich

Why it’s spectacular

This ‘House of Delight’ was commissioned in the 17th century as a gift from King James I to Queen Anne of Denmark. Centuries later it is still living up to the name.

Set amidst the greenery of one of the oldest royal parks in London, The Queen’s House retains many of its stunning period features, including a black and white marble floor and ceilings embellished with gold leaf.

Couples can exchange vows in the regal Great Hall, with views across the Thames, or in the charming Orangery and South Parlours, then retire to the vaulted Undercroft beneath the hall to dance the night away.

For added spectacle, guests can travel to the venue by river to Greenwich from Westminster, Embankment or Tower Hill.

Availability:

Afternoon hire: 2pm until 11pm, every day

Evening hire: 7pm until 11pm, every day

Cost:

Afternoon: £8,000

Evening: £6,000

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