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The best places to seek shade and be seen, from London insider Lisa Stokes.

by Lisa Stokes


After a 15-year career as one of London’s most revered celebrity makeup artists, Lisa Stokes founded The Luxury Spa Edit, the go-to portal for the world’s most sublime spas. Stokes' little black book unveils London’s most renowned salons and cutting edge treatments: she shares some of her best kept secrets with LUXOS.

Hot In The City

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On a hot summer’s day there is little more enticing than a cool pool to refresh and rejuvenate. The metropolis is dotted with some sublime swimming spots. The adventurous can take a dip on the wild side and head to the glorious Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park or Hampstead Ponds. For social swimming, the divine rooftop pool at Shoreditch House is the perfect spot. The Langham, Mandarin Oriental, Bulgari, Metropolitan and Landmark hotels all sport tranquil pools in London’s most desirable districts.

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Healthy Grazing

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The capital’s clean eating scene is on fire right now. For a spot of healthy alfresco lunch and people-watching I love The Grain Store in King’s Cross. Located in the exciting new Granary Square, it is focused on sustainability and innovation with a menu inspired by Bruno Loubet’s travels. Flavour is key: fermented, sprouting and smoked ingredients marry the fresh and seasonal. For the best granola in town head to The Good Life Eatery, oh and Grace Belgravia have recently introduced a wonderful three-step detox brunch.

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Skin SOS

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For a summer-ready glow I head to Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis Clinic in Chelsea, the ultimate destination for those on the hunt for a flawless glow. Regarded as London’s most sought-after facialist, she uses her signature massage techniques combined with cutting-edge technology to deliver radiant and luminous skin. For a top-to-toe skin SOS head to The Liberty Beauty Rooms which boast treatments from a range of luxury brands such as Sisley, Skin Laundry and Omorovicza.

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