Afternoon Tea at Sofitel London St James's

London's Top Activities to Beat the Winter Blues

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Feeling frosty and fancy a wellness pick-me-up in London? Check out our list of the most delightful things to do in the West End this season. Bid adieu to the winter blues and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.

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Afternoon Tea at Sofitel London St James's

Start your day with 'Afternoon Tea Avec SMEG' at Sofitel London, St James's.

Experience the fusion of French chic and SMEG's Italian style in the lavish Rose Lounge. Adorned with SMEG's appliances, they're not just eye-catching, but essential in crafting the perfect afternoon tea magic!

The menu, created by Pastry Chef Lerrick Coelho, brings together the best of French and Italian influences, inspired by Sofitel and SMEG's home nations, creating a delightful fusion of flavours.

Try unique sandwiches like Cheese Chilli Panini and Truffle Egg Mayonnaise on whole wheat. Enjoy Italian sweets like fig and mascarpone Maritozzi and Milanese Rum Panettone with Chantilly Cream, made with Smeg’s stand mixer.

Unwind with sparkling tea and champagne, setting the tone for a day of self-care and wellness in London's West End.

Shopping at Burlington Arcade

Explore Burlington Arcade and treat yourself to some retail therapy.

Famous for its luxury goods and fancy finds, Burlington Arcade is a treasure trove of high-end items like hats, gloves, and jewellery.

It was once the go-to place for the latest bonnets and is now considered the "jewel in Mayfair". Stretching an impressive 196 yards long, Burlington Arcade is one of the longest shopping arcades in Britain.

Visit Lalage Beaumont by 16-17 Burlington Arcade and dive into their timeless collection of handbags, perfect for this Autumn Winter season.

Lalage established her label in 2004, drawing from her experience designing for iconic English fashion houses throughout the '80s and '90s.

Starting at Aquascutum, she learned true craftsmanship. Lalage's designs blend classical elegance with distinctive detailing, embodying effortless sophistication and style.

Drawing from the timeless allure of the '60s, Lalage's collections feature clothing and handbags for all ages.

Rehab The Musical at Neon 194

Step into Neon 194 for an unforgettable experience with 'Rehab The Musical'! Delve into topics like mental health, fame, and addiction with warmth, humour, and compassion. Let the show touch your heart and leave you laughing and reflecting.

Set in 1999, the musical follows Kid Pop, a disillusioned 26-year-old pop star, who faces a pivotal moment in court after a scandalous tabloid expose fueled by drugs. Given the choice between jail time and a six-week rehabilitation program, Kid sees rehab as a vacation. But it turns out to be a surprising journey of self-discovery he never expected.

Through a comedy and heartfelt truth, ‘Rehab The Musical’ invites you to witness the struggles of addiction and the search for redemption. With a captivating musical score, the show delivers a timeless message: the journey to change our lives for the better is universal, and sometimes, just for today, we'll find solace.

Featuring a stellar cast including Keith Allen, Christian Maynard, Mica Paris, and more, this production promises an unforgettable experience.